Thursday, March 23, 2023

VDOT to conduct public hearing on Skiffes Creek Connector


WILLIAMSBURG — The Virginia Department of Transportation is holding an open house-style public hearing to receive feedback regarding the proposed Skiffes Creek Connector road project.

The Skiffes Creek Connector would connect U.S. Route 60 (Pocahontas Trail) and State Route 143 (Merrimac Trail) in the Grove area of James City County. Its primary goal is to help alleviate industrial traffic in the area.

This week’s public hearing is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at James River Elementary School, 8901 Pocahontas Trail, VDOT said in a news release.

The hearing gives residents a chance to review and comment on the findings of a recently completed environmental assessment, which thoroughly evaluates the goals, needs and potential impacts of the project.

Residents can also review “supporting technical documents, the two project alternatives retained for analysis and other project exhibits on display,” the release said.

VDOT representatives will be available to answer questions. There will be no formal presentation.

By late 2017, the $50.5 million project was fully funded. Construction is planned to begin in 2022.

For more information regarding the Skiffes Creek Connector, visit VDOT’s webpage for the project.

Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher
Bryan DeVasher is the managing editor-digital of WYDaily. A resident of Hampton Roads for more than two decades, he has worked for news organizations in Virginia, Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. He most recently was a member of the public relations staff for Virginia State Police.

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