VDOT holds public meeting to discuss transportation projects

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- The Commonwealth Transporation Board is holding meetings across Virginia to discuss prioritizing various transportation projects, and its next stop is in Chesapeake.

The meetings will highlight the 436 applications for projects submitted by 148 local and regional governments across the state. The applications request $9.25 billion in funding through SMART SCALE with a total value of $12.09 billion in total project value.

Projects that have been determined to meet a need identified in VTrans, Virginia’s statewide transportation policy plan, will be advanced for evaluation and scoring.  Scoring results will be made available to the public.  Following public meetings in the spring, the CTB will use public feedback and the scoring data to select which projects to fund and be included in the next Six-Year Improvement Program by June of 2017.

Their next meeting is Thursday, November 10 at the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320.

Following the open house, a town hall session will engage public and transportation stakeholders in discussion and provide an opportunity to ask questions about the projects. There will be no formal public comment during the meetings.


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