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VDOT seeks input on 501 expansion, Wolf Trap Road bridge replacement

SoVaNow.com / April 14, 2014
Two separate design public hearings for proposed road projects in Halifax County will be held on Tuesday, April 29 from 4-6 p.m. at Sydnor Jennings Elementary School.

One hearing will deal with the proposed addition of turning lanes on US Route 501 north of Halifax; the other, the Wolf Trap Road bridge replacement project.

Citizens will have the opportunity to participate in one or both hearings, which will be held in an open forum with no formal presentations.

Representatives with the Virginia Department of Transportation will be on hand to address citizen concerns.

The Route 716 (Wolf Trap Road) bridge replacement project public hearing, originally scheduled for March 18 and re-scheduled for March 25 but canceled due to inclement weather and school closure, will be held at this time.

The primary purpose of this project is to improve safety by replacing the bridge over the Banister River from 0.063 miles west of Banister River to 0.055 miles east of Banister River. During construction, the bridge will be closed to traffic.

The current average daily traffic (ADT) volume of this portion of Route 716 is 290 vehicles per day (vpd) with a design year ADT of 344.

The other design public hearing is for Route 501 (L.P. Bailey Memorial Highway). The primary purpose of this project is to improve safety and operations within the US 501 Corridor. The project will consist of the addition of left and right turn lanes in both the south and northbound directions and realignment of Route 642 to correct the existing intersection angle of Route 642 and Route 501.

During construction, the existing roadways will remain open to traffic.

The average daily traffic at this location on Route 501 is 4431 vehicles per day and on Route 642 it is 715; the design year ADT is 5096 for Route 501 and 822 for Route 641.

The host site for the public hearings, Sydnor Jennings Elementary, is located at 1011 Sydnor Jennings Road, Nathalie.

Comments can be presented at the hearing, submitted in writing to the appropriate project manager at 4219 Campbell Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24501 or to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please note the appropriate route number and “design public aInformation must be postmarked, emailed or delivered by May 9.

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