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The City of Williamsburg to Host Public Information Sessions on Capitol Landing Road Projects

(WYDaily/Ben Mackin)

WILLIAMSBURG — The City of Williamsburg is scheduled to host public information sessions on two Capitol Landing Road projects on Thursday, Oct. 27.

There are two sessions scheduled. Both will take place in Room 128 of the Stryker Center, 412 N. Boundary St.

  • First public information session at 2-3 p.m.
  • Second public information session at 6-7 p.m.

There are proposed Capitol Landing Road Corridor improvements between Merrimac Trail and Bypass Road.

According to the City, the proposed Capitol Landing Road Corridor Improvements include:

  • Reducing travel lanes from four to two
  • Adding a separated bike lane
  • Widening sidewalks to five feet on the east side and eight feet on the west side
  • Placing overhead wires underground
  • Expanding water service with a 12-inch water main
  • Replacing streetlights

Additionally, there is a proposed reconfiguration of the intersection of Capitol Landing and Bypass roads. This project includes:

  • Realigning Capitol Landing Road to create a T-intersection with Bypass Road
  • Installing a new traffic signal
  • Connecting bicycle and pedestrian paths from the intersection to the Capitol Landing Road Corridor

According to the City of Williamsburg, the improvements were originally envisioned in 2011 by the Northeast Triangle Focus Group and first appeared in the city’s Comprehensive Plan in 2013. The current proposal is the result of public input collected in the spring of 2021 via an online survey of businesses and residents near the corridor and presented to the city council in May of 2021. The survey was conducted online due to COVID health and safety guidelines at the time.

City Staff and engineering consultants will be at both meetings to offer a brief overview and answer questions about the projects.

For more information, visit the City of Williamsburg’s website.

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