The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) held a Location and Design Public Hearing from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday night at the VDOT’s Appomattox Residency Office on Ferguson Street. 

About 15 people — citizens and representatives of VDOT, AECOM, the town and county — were in the room mingling and discussing the pros and cons of the reconstruction of Route 131, Old Courthouse Road, in the Town of Appomattox.

The anticipated cost of the project is estimated to be approximately $11.5 million. 

Questions arose as to where the money would come from — Brian Casto, a VDOT representative, explained that the project will be financed through state and federal funding.

Those who were not at the public hearing are invited to submit their comments via email to It is requested that the subject line read as follows: “Route 131 Public Hearing Comments.”

Comments may also be sent to:

Virginia Department of Transportation

Anthony Revelle, Project Manager

VDOT Lynchburg District Complex

4219 Campbell Ave. Lynchburg, VA 24501

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