General Thomas Highway signalization to be discussed

Published 9:44 am Friday, May 6, 2016

The Commonwealth Transportation Board will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the Regional Building, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, to solicit input on its draft Six-Year Improvement Program, at which time funding for the General Thomas Highway Signalization Project is expected to be discussed. The signalization scored first out of 40 projects submitted under the House Bill Two program, which allocates annual funding for transportation projects.

“These projects and programs represent important improvements to address safety, congestion and preservation of Virginia’s transportation network,” said Virginia Department of Transportation’s Hampton Roads District Administrator James Utterback. “This process helps determine critical transportation needs through a fair and objective analysis.”

County administrator Mike Johnson intends to speak in support of the project.

“Formal public comment on the projects proposed to be included in the draft SYIP and projects that have been scored through the new prioritization process will be accepted at the meeting,” Utterback said. “Written comments may also be submitted during the meeting, or they may be mailed or emailed afterwards, and will be accepted through May 27.”

Those who cannot attend the meeting are asked to send their comments to Infrastructure Investment Director, 1401 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219, or For more information about the six-year improvement project, visit or