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Rt. 29 Advisory Panel Meets for the First Time

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The first meeting of the Route 29 Advisory Panel got underway Thursday afternoon at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research in Charlottesville.

The 12 members got the chance to get to know one another and talk about the input they will have on upcoming road improvements to the Route 29 corridor approved last month by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.

The Virginia Department of Transportation is moving forward with some of those projects, so the panel wanted to go over how they will communicate their ideas and issues.

“I think there will be a lot of back and forth as we hear more from VDOT and what they are preparing to do with each step of the process the panel will have the opportunity to make input,” said Phillip Shucet, advisory panel member.

The panel does not have the authority to make decisions, but VDOT will consider its advice in the bidding, design, and construction processes.

Members will have regular meetings through October 2017 when construction is slated to finish.

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