DOT to host public meetings Thursday for state bridge project

CHAMPLAIN New York State Department of Transportation officials will host two public information meetings to present information and answer questions about a proposed project to rehabilitate the bridge carrying State Route 9 over Great Chazy River in the Village of Champlain. Meeting sessions are scheduled for this Thursday, Oct. 25, from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. Both sessions will be held at the Village of Champlain offices, 1104 State Route 9. The state Department of Transportation is developing design details for the project to rehabilitate the State Route 9 Bridge and it is anticipated vehicular traffic will be detoured off-site by means of a State Route detour. Pedestrian traffic will be maintained across the bridge throughout the construction phase. The purpose of the public information meetings is to obtain comments on the proposed project from individuals, groups, officials and local agencies. NYSDOT officials will be specifically soliciting comments regarding the proposed traffic control plan and comments on the projects social, economic and environmental effects. This meeting is part of the continuing efforts by the state Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration to encourage public input into the development of transportation projects. Those needing special accommodations, including a sign language interpreter, assistive listening system or other accommodations, are encouraged to contact NYSDOT public information officer Michael R. Flick, 1-315-785-2218. Interested individuals who are unable to attend either meeting may obtain project information by writing to: Director Scott A. Docteur, P.E., Planning and Program Management, NYS Department of Transportation, 7th Floor, Room 706, Dulles State Office Building, 317 Washington St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.

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