The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is developing the U.S. Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project (Project) to improve the approximately 55 mile corridor between Petersburg and Suffolk, Virginia.
VDOT is currently working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to compile a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to further study the environmental resources within the U.S. Route 460 Corridor Study Area. As part of this process, Property Notification Letters with additional information were sent to property owners in April 2014. Field teams then visited these properties to conduct environmental and cultural resources studies. These studies consisted of taking small soil samples on properties to identify wetlands and photographing historic structures. No construction or right-of-way activities are taking place.
Project briefings to county Boards of Supervisors and Town and City Councils are being held in June and July, 2014. Additionally, town halls will be held in summer 2014 to provide information on the current status of the Project and the environmental study process. Public hearings are anticipated to be held in fall 2014, and citizens are encouraged to attend and provide comment for consideration in the Draft SEIS at this time.
The Project team appreciates your patience and cooperation as we perform our task of planning and designing improved transportation facilities for your community and the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia.