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Augusta BOS to Solicit Bids for Widening Rt. 608 in Fishersville - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Augusta BOS to Solicit Bids for Widening Rt. 608 in Fishersville

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Crews are already widening the bottleneck at Exit 91 off Interstate 64, but that project doesn't cover a chunk of Route 608 waiting to be developed.

Eight properties that have been purchased along 608 in Fishersville can't break ground on new development until the road is widened, so Augusta County supervisors voted Wednesday night to solicit for bids to fix that problem.

Supervisor David Karaffa says it just makes sense to do it now.

"If we don't act on it here soon this project could be finished and thus finishing out the road would cause us to tear it all up again and disrupt people's lives. We can save money and we can bring in jobs faster,” Karaffa said.

The project is expected to cost a few million dollars, but leftover Virginia Department of Transportation secondary road funds and revenue sharing could leave the county with less than half the cost.

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