COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Gilbert Station Road (Rt. 640) Rural Rustic Paving

 

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Resolution to approve Gilbert Station Road between Rt. 20 and Rt. 784 as a Rural Rustic Road Project

 

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker,Foley,Davis,Cilimberg,Wade

 

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

June 9, 2004

 

ACTION:                                INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:      X                      INFORMATION:   

 

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Board of Supervisors recommended Gilbert Station Road (Rt. 640) from Rt. 784 to Rt. 20 as a pilot project for the rural rustic roads program at their March 17, 2004 meeting. VDOT informed the Board that Gilbert Station Road could be paved utilizing rural rustic roads standards in 2004. The concept of rural rustic roads is to pave roads with no or minimal encroachment beyond existing ditches and without compromising the safety of the road. Roads paved utilizing rural rustic roads standards are considerably less expensive than traditional paving.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

3.1 Make the County a Safe and Healthy Community in which citizens feel secure to live, work and play.

 

DISCUSSION:

Although the Board of Supervisors endorsed Gilbert Station Road as a candidate for rural rustic road paving, VDOT requires a resolution from the locality. The Board of Supervisors did not take action on the resolution at their March 17, 2004 meeting. Since the March 17th meeting, staff mailed a letter to every property owner along Gilbert Station Road between Rt. 20 and Rt. 784 to informed them of the project. In August 2003, the Board of Supervisors adopted notification guidelines for the rural rustic roads program. The notification guidelines are attached for your review (Attachment A). The purpose of the letter that was sent to the residents of Gilbert Station Road was to inform residents that VDOT would pave Gilbert Station Road in 2004 utilizing rural rustic roads standards instead of traditional paving standards. The letter (Attachment B) gave the difference between rural rustic and standard paving. They were given until May 14, 2004 to contact the County if they objected to rural rustic paving. Staff did not receive any contacts voicing objection to the project.

 

Please find attached a resolution requesting VDOT to pave Gilbert Station Road between Rt. 784 and Rt. 20 utilizing rural rustic road standards. VDOT is currently finalizing the road plans for this project and anticipate an August or September start date.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends the Board of Supervisors adopt the resolution designating Gilbert Station Road as a rural rustic road. 

 

View Attachment A - Notification Guidelines

View Attachment B - Letter

View Attachment C - Resolution

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