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DOH to host informational workshop and public hearing improvement project

By Staff | Aug 26, 2016

The West Virginia Division of Highways will hold an Informational Workshop/Public Hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Council Chambers of Charles Town City Hall located on 101 East Washington Street, Charles Town, on the proposed U.S. 340 4 Lane Project from the Virginia Line to the Charles Town Bypass. The project consists of upgrading the existing two lane section of U.S. 340 in Jefferson County from 0.5 miles southwest of the state line to approximately 2 miles north of the community of Rippon. This will result in constructing a 4-lane divided highway to complete the 2 lane gap section. The total project length is approximately 5 miles.

This meeting will update the public on the progress of the U.S. 340 Improvement Study since the last public meeting/hearing in June 2013. Preferred Alternative 4A and the availability of the Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement will be the focus of the workshop.

The informational workshop is scheduled from 5-8 p.m. and representatives from WVDOH and FHWA will be available to answer questions about the proposed project.

The Public Hearing portion will occur from 8-10 p.m. Individuals and representatives of organizations who wish to provide testimony during the Public Hearing may sign the Speakers List at the registration desk from 5-7:45 p.m. A five minute time limit will be imposed on testimony to provide all parties the opportunity to comment.

Those wishing to file written comments may send them to RJ Scites, P.E., Director Engineering Division, West Virginia Division of Highways, 1334 Smith Street, Charleston, West Virginia 25301 on or before Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2016. Visit the WVDOH Website at go.wv.gov/dotcom-ment for project information and the opportunity to comment on the project.

The West Virginia Department of Transportation will, upon request, provide reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in our services, programs and activities. Please contact them at 304-558-3931.

Persons with hearing or speech impairments can reach all state agencies by calling 800-982-8772 (voice to TDD) or 800-982-8771 (TDD to voice), toll free.