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New date for planned Fall Hill project meeting

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The public hearing on the Fall Hill Avenue and Mary Washington Boulevard project has a new date and meeting location.

The meeting will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 26 at James Monroe High School, according to a release from the city. The original meeting was postponed because of superstorm Sandy.

Courtesy: City of Fredericksburg

Project plans and other documents will be on display at the meeting, as will information on property impacts and details on the work schedule. Residents also will get a chance to give comments at the meeting.

All of the information will be available for 15 days prior to the meeting, at the Virginia Department of Transportation office on Deacon Road and at the city public works department on Princess Anne Street.

The project, broken into phases, will include widening the western portion of Fall Hill Avenue to four lanes, joining the section that already has been widened. Sidewalks and a trail also will be added, and the bridge spanning Interstate 95 will be replaced.

Mary Washington Boulevard also will be extended to connect with Fall Hill near the Rappahannock Canal bridge. (Click here for information on the canal bridge project.)The project’s preliminary schedule calls for construction to begin about mid-2015 and could take about two years to finish.


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