Public meetings set to discuss Rt. 460 project

Virginia Department of Transportation. (Courtesy www.virginiadot.org)
Virginia Department of Transportation. (Courtesy www.virginiadot.org)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Five town hall meetings have been scheduled to discuss progress on the Route 460 Corridor Improvement Project.

The Virginia Department of Transportation issued a news release stating the meetings will give residents the chance to learn more about the project. Formal hearings are expected to be held later this year as part of the environmental impact statement process.

According to the news release, VDOT, along with the Federal Highway Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is evaluating five alternatives for the project. They are looking at the potential social, economic and environmental impacts.

VDOT says the goal of the Route 460 project, which impacts the area between Suffolk and Petersburg, is to improve the efficiency and safety of the roadway.

Town hall meetings are scheduled for:

Monday, July 21

  • Waverly – Sussex Central High School

Wednesday, July 23

  • Disputanta – J.E.J. Moore Middle School

Thursday, July 24

  • Dendron – Surry County High School

Tuesday, July 29

  • Ivor – Municipal Building

Thursday, July 31

  • Suffolk – King’s Fork High School (pending approval)

VDOT says the meetings will take place from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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