Citizen information meeting set for Route 121 (Coalfields Expressway) pre-engineering study in Buchanan County

Monday, Dec. 11, from 4-6 p.m. at Southern Gap Transportation and Logistics Center

BRISTOL — In December, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a citizen information meeting to review a draft pre-engineering study for Route 121 (Coalfields Expressway) in Buchanan County.

The open house format information meeting will take place Monday, Dec. 11, from 4-6 p.m. at Southern Gap Transportation and Logistics Center, located at 1102 Ovenbird Road in Grundy. The meeting materials are available at the public hearing or by request by emailing

The purpose of the meeting is to review the alternatives presented in a pre-engineering study for proposed Route 121 in Buchanan County between Grundy and the Virginia/West Virginia state line near Slate, Va.

Comments regarding the project can be provided to VDOT until Dec. 21, 2023, via the following methods:

  • Call VDOT Project Manager Mark Hill at 276-669-6151.
  • Email Please reference “Route 121 Pre-Engineering Study Buchanan County” in the subject line.
  • Comment sheets will be available at the in-person public meeting or can be mailed/emailed.
  • Traditional mail to VDOT Project Manager Mark Hill, 2111 Bonham Road, Bristol, VA 24201.

If you need further special assistance, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623), or device for hearing impaired (TTY) at 711.

Last updated: July 19, 2024

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