Attachment B




April 26, 2004



RE:       Paving Gilbert Station Road (GSR)


Dear Gilbert Station Road Resident:


The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted to pave GSR between Rt. 20 and Rt. 784 as a pilot project in 2004 utilizing rural rustic road standards.  The Board of Supervisors endorsed notification guidelines for residents adjacent to the proposed road paving.


The purpose of this letter is to inform you that VDOT will pave GSR in 2004 utilizing rural rustic road standards.  Rural rustic road standards allow a road to be paved within a 30’ easement. In a traditional paving project, improvements are done within a 50’right of way.   Please find attached a sheet showing the difference in a 30’ and 50’ easement for a typical road.

The main difference between a rural rustic paving and a traditional paving project is the width in which the improvements will be done and the cost of the project. Traditional paving projects usually cost substantially more to improve.  If you would prefer a traditional paving project, please contact Juan Wade by May 14, 2004.


If a majority of the property owners along GSR between Rt. 20 to Rt. 784 do not contact the County by May 14, 2004 requesting a traditional paving, then VDOT will proceed with rural rustic road paving in 2004.  If the staff receives opposition to the rural rustic road paving improvements from a majority of the property owners, then a public meeting will be scheduled in the area to discuss the project with the community. The Planning Commission, Board members, and residents from that district will be notified of the meeting.


If you have any questions or comments, please contact Juan Wade at 296-5823, ext. 3368, or email






Juandiego R. Wade

Transportation Planner




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