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VDOT Plans to Reconstruct High-Traffic Road in Stuarts Draft

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The Virginia Department of Transportation is sharing its plan to make a high-traffic road in Stuarts Draft safer.

The plan is to reconstruct a part of Route 610, or Howardsville Turnpike. A VDOT rep says they'll level and widen the half-mile section near Hodge and Lake roads. He says this will help the sight distance and drainage issues.

Ben Puckett, who's lived on Route 610 all his life, says he's happy about the project.

"When you pull out of our driveway, a lot of driveways up and down that whole area, there's no sight view coming. You have to really commit to get out on the road. There's not a lot of time for error there,” he said.

VDOT says public input, especially from property owners off of 610, helps them tweak the plans if needed.

The $4.4 million project is still roughly three years out.

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