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County residents sound off on recommended routes for Skiffes Creek connector

County residents sound off on recommended routes for Skiffes Creek connector

Virginia Department of Transportation officials discussed potential routes for a project to connect Route 143 and Route 60 with area residents at a public hearing Wednesday.

The Skiffes Creek connector is a proposed one-mile, two-lane road to connect Route 143 and Route 60 in order to alleviate traffic congestion, improve emergency evacuation and safety. The project has an approved budget of $50.5 million through the state’s Smart Scale funding program.

VDOT officials met at James River Elementary School’s gym to provide a forum for the public to learn about and provide feedback on the two alternative routes under study and the project’s environmental assessment, VDOT...

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