VDOT sets hearing for Route 58 truck climbing lanes

Stephen Igo • Jun 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM

STICKLEYVILLE — The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing for proposed truck climbing lanes of U.S. Route 58 on the Lee County side of Powell Mountain, across the mountain from Duffield. The hearing is set for Thursday, June 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the Stickleyville Community Center.

Citizens will have an opportunity to review the proposed project plans that include the addition of a half-mile long truck climbing lane on U.S. Route 58 at Powell Mountain in Lee County, from about a half-mile west of the Lee/Scott County line to almost one-third of a mile east of the Lee/Scott County line.

The proposed project is to provide a safe way for vehicles to pass slower moving trucks across the Lee County side of Powell Mountain for a distance of approximately 2,000 feet.

To give citizens more flexibility in their participation, there will be no formal presentations at the hearing. Instead, citizens will be able to review plans with VDOT representatives at their convenience anytime between 5-7 p.m.

Citizens will also have an opportunity to record verbal comments for the official record anytime during the hearing. Written comments will also be accepted during the hearing or may be submitted by July 1.

Mail written comments to Ron Flanary, Project Manager, 870 Bonham Road, Bristol, VA 24201, or email comments to [email protected] referencing "Route 58 Truck Climbing Lanes Lee County" in the email subject line.

For more information or if you require special assistance to participate in the meeting, call VDOT's Bristol District office at (276) 669-6151 or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711.

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