City of Salem
Design Public Hearing
Tuesday, October 17, 2023, 4 – 6 p.m.
VDOT Salem Residency Office
714 South Broad Street
Salem, VA 24153
Inclement Weather Date:
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 4 – 6 p.m.
Find out about a project that will improve safety and reduce delays at the intersection
of Apperson Drive (Route 11) and Orchard Drive in Salem. The project entails
installing a new traffic signal at the intersection and coordinating it with the nearby
signal on Route 419. A new right turn lane from eastbound Apperson Drive onto
southbound Orchard Drive also will be constructed. Eastbound Apperson Drive
approaching its intersection with Orchard Drive will be reconfigured to provide a right
turn lane, a through lane and a left turn lane.
Review the project information and National Environmental Policy Act document in
the form of a Programmatic Categorical Exclusion at VDOT’s Salem District Office
located at 731 Harrison Avenue in Salem, 540-387-5353 1-800-FOR-ROAD, or
TTY/TDD 711. Please call ahead to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to
answer your questions.
The hearing will be held in an “open-house” format and VDOT representatives will be
present to answer questions. Property impact information, relocation assistance
policies and tentative construction schedules are available for your review at the
above address and will be available at the public hearing.
Give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them by
October 27, 2023, to Jesse Weitzenfeld, Project Manager, Virginia Department of
Transportation, 731 Harrison Avenue, Salem, VA 24153. You may also email your
comments to Jesse.Weitzenfeld@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Apperson
Drive and Orchard Drive Comment” in the subject heading.
VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and
activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you
need more information in regards to your civil rights on this project or need special
assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Jesse
Weitzenfeld at the phone numbers listed above.
State Project: 011-129-254, P101, R201, C501
Federal Project: NHPP-5128(470)
From: 0.057 mile west of intersection of Orchard Drive
To: 0.057 mile east of intersection of Orchard Drive