Community Gives Opinion on Transportation Projects

HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) -- The Virginia Department of Transportation held a public meeting in Staunton, on Thursday evening.

The goal of the meeting was to hear the community's opinion on what transportation projects should be done in the next six years here in the Shenandoah Valley.

Misty Watson, the Communications Manager for the Staunton District of the Virginia Department of Transportation, said about forty people, including several elected officials, went to the meeting to voice their opinion.

They heard a lot of feedback on proposed projects including pedestrian, bicycle, interstate, and public transportation. Feedback also included ways to improve safety and reduce congestion.

However, they are still looking for feedback up through the beginning of December. If you have suggestions, you can send an email or a letter. They also have a virtual map on their website to leave comments.

"We need to get citizen input. We need to see what the citizens and the counties want to see in their particular area as far as transportation projects. This can include highway projects, biking trails, railroad projects or other things," said Myers.

The budget for the six year project is 400 million dollars. Myers said they really want to hear feedback on what should, and shouldn't, be done with that money.


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