The Virginia Department of Transportation will have a public hearing Wednesday to allow residents to give feedback on the latest step in the $50.5 million Skiffes Creek Connector project.
VDOT is releasing the proposed design plans for the connector, which would form a local road connection between Merrimac Trail and Pocahontas Trail in James City County, VDOT wrote in a news release.
The public hearing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Abram Frink Community Center, at 8901 Pocahontas Trail.
During the meeting, residents can review the project exhibits and meet with VDOT representatives to ask questions and get more information.
The public hearing is in an open house format and there is no formal presentation.
VDOT has previously hosted other public information sessions for the project, including one about its environmental impact.
The Skiffes Creek Connector is designed to alleviate traffic and improve navigation through the county near Busch Gardens and the Newport News line.
The road is designed to redirect industrial traffic away from James River Elementary School, remove traffic from the Lee Hall area of Newport News and allow easier access to Fort Eustis, according to an online VDOT project page.
Construction is estimated to start in spring 2020.
Residents can give both oral and written comments at the hearing, or submit them in writing to VDOT by May 25.
Written comments should be submitted to John Harman, VDOT, 7511 Burbage Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435 or via email to JohnG.Harman@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Reference “Skiffes Creek Connector Project Comment” in the subject line.