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Public Notices

GWRC Commission Meeting

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: GWRC/FAMPO Office, 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the GWRC/FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or fampo@gwregion.org at least four days prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-273-7545 (TDD).

La participación pública es solicitada sin distinción de raza, color, origen nacional, edad, sexo, religión, discapacidad o su estado familiar. Las personas que requieren alojamiento especial de acuerdo con el American with Disabilities Act, o personas que requieren servicios de traducción (libre de cargo) deben comunicarse con la GWRC / FAMPO al 540-373-2890 o fampo@gwregion.org al menos dos días antes de la reunión. Personas con problemas auditivos, llama 800-273-7545 (TDD).

Public Meetings

New Dates Set for I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Meetings

Public information meetings have been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21 and Wednesday, March 22

New dates have been scheduled for public information meetings on a study of the Interstate Express lanes Fredericksburg Extension Project.

The meetings will held:

Tuesday, March 21
6-8 p.m.
Freedom High School
15201 Neabsco Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA  22191

and

Wednesday, March 22
6-8 p.m.
Stafford High School
63 Stafford Indians Lane
Fredericksburg, VA  22405

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) cancelled public meetings originally scheduled for Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14 on the I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension study due to a winter storm.

Both meetings will be held in an open house format, with a presentation beginning at 7 p.m.  VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the study and answer questions before and after the presentation.

The public can give written comments at the meeting, or mail them by Monday, April 3, 2017, to VDOT Fredericksburg District, Attention: Mr. Krishna Potturi, 87 Deacon Road, Fredericksburg, VA  22405.

Comments may also be mailed to I95fredex@VDOT.Virginia.gov.  Please reference “I-95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension Study” in the subject line of all correspondence.

Project Background

The project would extend I-95 Express Lanes approximately 10 miles south of Route 610 (Garrisonville Road) in Stafford County to the vicinity of Route 17.  The facility is proposed to connect to the I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing Project.

Additional access and operational improvements along the I-95 Express Lanes facility in Prince William County are also being reviewed.

Additional information is available online at the project page on www.VirginiaDOT.org.

Public Comment

Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP)

Open for Public Review & Comment

March 23, 2017 – May 6, 2017

An electronic version of the draft document is available for download below. Printed copies of the draft document are available for review at the regional libraries, the local planning offices as well as the GWRC/FAMPO office located at 406 Princess Anne Street in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  To request a printed copy, please call our the office at (540) 373-2890 or send us an email us to fampo@gwregion.org.

Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP): English / Español

Flyers: English / Español

Webpage: Español

Ways to send your comments:

  • Online Comment Form: [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]
  • Printed Comment Form – English / Español
  • Email: fampo@gwregion.org
  • Fax: (540) 898-4800
  • USPS: FAMPO, 406 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
  • In Person:  During the FAMPO public hearing which will be held during the Policy Committee meeting on Monday, May 15, 2017.  The meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the GWRC/FAMPO office.

Flyer – English / Español

Do you need assistance to participate at the public hearing?

FAMPO strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in this public involvement opportunity.  Contact the Title VI Coordinator at (540) 373-2890 or email to fampo@gwregion.org or more information.

FAMPO ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the American with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the GWRC/FAMPO at 540-373-2890 or fampo@gwregion.org at least four days prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired, telephone 1-800-273-7545 (TDD).

La participación pública es solicitada sin distinción de raza, color, origen nacional, edad, sexo, religión, discapacidad o su estado familiar. Las personas que requieren alojamiento especial de acuerdo con el American with Disabilities Act, o personas que requieren servicios de traducción (libre de cargo) deben comunicarse con la GWRC / FAMPO al 540-373-2890 o fampo@gwregion.org al menos dos días antes de la reunión. Personas con problemas auditivos, llama 800-273-7545 (TDD).

Funding the Right Transportation Projects

You are invited to share comments on transportation projects that have been scored and recommended for funding through the SMART SCALE prioritization process based on an objective and data-driven analysis.  Additionally, pursuant to §33.2-202, comments will be accepted for new projects valued in excess of $25 million.  The Commonwealth Transportation Board will take your comments into consideration as it develops the Six-Year Improvement Program (FY 2018-2023 SYIP).  The program allocated public funds to highways, road, bridge, rail, bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation projects.  All federally eligible projects in the SYIP will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program to document how Virginia will obligate its federal funds.

You can review the list of scored projects as well as those recommended for funding at www.vasmartscale.org.

Public meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in each of the locations except as noted below:

A formal comment period will be held at these meetings.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  • Salem – Holiday Inn Valley View
  • 3315 Ordway Drive
  • Roanoke, VA  24017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

  • Hampton Roads – Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization
  • 723 Woodlake Drive
  • Chesapeake, VA  23320

Monday, April 10, 2017

  • Fredericksburg, Germanna Community College Center for Workforce & Community Education
  • 10000 Germanna Point Drive
  • Fredericksburg, VA  22408

Thursday, April 13, 2017

  • Bristol – Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
  • One Parnership Cir.
  • Abingdon, VA  24210

Thursday, April 20, 2017

  • Lynchburg – Lynchburg District Office
  • Ramey Memorial Auditorium
  • 4303 Campbell Avenue, Route 501
  • Lynchburg, VA  24501

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Culpeper – District Office, Auditorium
  • 1601 Orange Road
  • Culpeper, VA  22701

Thursday, April 27, 2017

  • Staunton – Blue Ridge Community College, Plecker Center for Continuing Education
  • One College Lane
  • Weyers Cave, VA  24486

Monday, May 1, 2017

  • Richmond – District Office Auditorium
  • 2430 Pine Forest Drive
  • Colonial Heights, VA  23834

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

  • Northern Virginia – District Office, Potomac Room
  • 4975 Alliance Drive
  • Fairfax, VA  22030
  • *Meeting starts at 6 p.m.

You can also submit your comments by email or mail by May 16, 2017:

For roads and highways:  Six-YearProgram@VDOT.Virginia.gov, or Infrastructure Investment Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219.

For rail and public transportation:  DRPTPR@drpt.virginia.gov, Public Information Office, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA  23219.

The Commonwealth is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of its services on the basis of race, color or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  If you need further information on these policies or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Title VI Compliance Officer at 804-786-2730 or the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation’s Title VI Compliance Officer at 804-786-4440 (TTY users call 711).

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