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US 501 and US 221 Intersection Improvements Project
An Environmental Assessment (EA) is being prepared that establishes the project purpose and need, describes alternative solutions considered, and identifies potential project impacts, either positive or negative. The EA is being prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), in accordance with FHWA regulations for implementing NEPA and in coordination with FHWA, the Virginia Department of Transportation and in consideration of input from the City of Lynchburg community.
As described below, the EA is available for review. There are several ways the public can participate in the NEPA and public participation processes and provide comments on the EA and the project overall.
- THE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
- EA Document
- EA Appendices
- LOCATION OF WHERE THE PUBLIC HEARING WAS HELD
October 22, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers
900 Church Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Prior to the public hearing, there was a project viewing session from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. outside Council Chambers for the public to review the alternatives, ask questions of staff, and provide written comment. Project information was presented at the 7:30 p.m. public hearing and comment cards was available. Please note the public comment period closed on November 6, 2019, or 15 days following the public hearing.
- PROVIDE COMMENT ONLINE
EA Available for Comment
Location Public Hearing
Comment Period Closed
The study area includes: South of Breezewood Drive on US 501, West of Breezewood Drive on US 221, North of RR Bridge on Old Forest Road, West of Old Forest Road/US 501 Intersection, East of Country Place Lane on US 221.
The purpose of the project is to improve safety, increase capacity, and reduce delays along US 221 and US 501, which currently present some of the highest levels of congestion in the City of Lynchburg. Continued commercial, retail and housing growth has pushed the intersection over capacity, as exhibited by delays experienced during in the peak hours of travel.
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A number of public involvement meetings will be scheduled to keep citizens engaged and gather input about the project area. Meetings will be advertised via postcard, email, media outlets, and this webpage.
Pulbic Hearing held on October 22, 2019
Cella Molnar & Associates Inc., Public Information
Heather Kennedy (434) 528-3041 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Deberry (239) 565-8638 or email@example.com