VDOT asks for public input on proposed road & highway improvements

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne and the Virginia Department of Transportation want your input on future road improvement projects.

Secretary Layne and VDOT held a public meeting in Chesapeake Wednesday to hear comments on projects in Hampton Roads being recommended for Smart Scale funding.

Smart Scale allocates public dollars to road, highway, bicycle, pedestrian and public transportation projects using a scoring system to determine priority.

Many who attended Wednesday's meeting were representing cities around Hampton Roads.

"We've got over $9 billion in requests across the commonwealth and only a billion dollars (in FY 2018) to allocate so most of them are concerned when their project will get monies," said Layne. "The good news about Smart Scale is as we tick off those ones that are higher scored the other ones are available in the coming years."

The Commonwealth Transportation Board will vote on which projects to include in its six-year plan in June.

If you would like to weigh in on which projects receive funding, click HERE.