The Virginia Department of Transportation is encouraging people who live around the area of the planned Route 29 Western Bypass to share their thoughts about the road's impact on the environment.
VDOT is hosting an informational meeting Thursday to explain the findings of a yearlong Route 29 Western Bypass environmental assessment, which updates a 2003 assessment. The meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. at Jack Jouett Middle School.
The study covers impacts the bypass could have on air and water quality, noise, and land use.
VDOT Culpeper District Administrator James Utterback said, "This is an important meeting to share anything and understand what environmental work has been done as far as studies for the project. So, it's very important for people to come out and find out what we've done environmentally and ask questions and bring information up."
VDOT says community comments will help revise the environmental assessment, which is the last big step before contractors develop a final design for the bypass.
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