"We don't want to put more traffic on that road as it is," she said. "Until this project is done, we won't do that."
Bob Anderson, director of the South Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau, reviewed the plans Tuesday afternoon and said city leaders were excited to see the Division of Highways targeting a 2015 construction date.
"This is really surprising to me that we're looking at 2015," Anderson said. "We were thinking we may have to wait five or so years. We're excited about it being sooner rather than later."
Anderson also said the highways division's decision to move ahead could spur future investment along Corridor G.
"It's just going to bloom Corridor G even more," he said.
But not everyone is sold on the plan.
Some were upset to find their homes might be affected.
Don Glazier, 78, lives along Jefferson Road near the State Police headquarters. He said each scenario runs right over the home he has lived in for 45 years.
He and Jim Rizzo, a 72-year-old Park Street resident who has lived directly behind Glazier for 37 years, said highways officials should have found a way to use non-residential land to build the road.
"I think they've got other options," Rizzo said.
He and Glazier suggested building a new exit and road off Interstate 64 that would run on vacant commercial property along Davis Creek to divert traffic to Corridor G.
"That wouldn't affect any houses at all," Glazier said.
Bly said officials will accept additional public comments through April 15.
Individuals who did not make it to the presentation Tuesday can go to www.go.wv.gov/dotcomment to review the plans and submit a comment.
After comments have been received and reviewed, officials will begin an engineering and environmental review.
This fall officials plan to hold another public forum to go over engineering and environmental evaluations and present their preferred design.
Once the preferred design is selected, officials will do right-of-way work, property acquisition and utility relocation throughout 2014, leading to the beginning of construction sometime in 2015.
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