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Meeting today in York County on Rt. 17 widening project

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing from 4-7 today, Thursday, April 28, at Grafton Middle School to discuss proposed plans to improve safety and capacity by widening a 0.71-mile stretch of George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17), starting from Wolf Trap Road (Route 630) to just north of Denbigh Boulevard (Route 173) in York County.

In addition to widening the Route 17 corridor from four to six lanes, plans also include updated traffic signals and intersection improvements at Route 17 and Denbigh Boulevard.

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review the project exhibits on display, meet with VDOT representatives to ask questions and obtain project information, and to provide input. This meeting will be an open house-style format with no formal presentation.Citizens may provide oral and written comments at the hearing or submit them by May 8 to Hayden Hill, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 7511 ...

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