“The preliminary study was very general in nature and it was difficult to draw any conclusions about the interstate interchanges with the fairly limited information provided,”
VDOT took a look at the current Shockoe Bottom Revitalization Plan and has scheduled meetings with the city to discuss the study and plans for a more detailed study. RTD has the details. The current study is built on the premise that all baseball traffic will occur at off-peak hours and won’t present any problems.
Thomas A. Hawthorne, administrator for VDOT’s Richmond District, also said it’s difficult to get a full reading of the traffic impact from the city’s initial study.
“The preliminary study was very general in nature and it was difficult to draw any conclusions about the interstate interchanges with the fairly limited information provided,” Hawthorne said in an email Thursday. “We understand that a more detailed traffic study is being prepared and VDOT will be engaged with the city in reviewing that study upon its completion.”
Hawthorne said VDOT completed an initial review this week of the preliminary study prepared for the city by the Timmons Group.
“Written comments have not been provided to the city yet although we have been in touch with city staff regarding setting up a time to review our initial findings and get some questions on the table that we have about the report,” Hawthorne said.