COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Allen Road (Rt. 666) Rural Rustic Paving

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Resolution to designate the segment of Allen Road from Rt. 664 to the end of state maintenance as a Rural Rustic Road

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Cilimberg, Wade

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

September 1, 2004

 

ACTION:                                INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:      X                     INFORMATION:   

 

ATTACHMENTS:     Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

The Board of Supervisors recommended Gilbert Station Road and Allen Road (Rt. 666) from Rt. 664 to the end of state maintenance as pilot projects for the rural rustic road program at its March 17, 2004 meeting.

 

Rural rustic roads are paved at a width based on reduced and flexible standards that leave trees, vegetation, side slopes and open drainage abutting the roadway undisturbed to the maximum extent possible without compromising public safety. Roads paved using rural rustic roads standards are considerably less expensive than traditional paving. The Board of Supervisors, staff, and the public will be able to determine the full implications of paving a road with rural rustic roads standards when the two pilot projects are completed.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

VDOT requires a resolution (see Attachment A) from the Board of Supervisors endorsing paving Allen Road using rural rustic roads standards. Staff mailed a letter to every property owner along Allen Road between Route 664 and the end of state maintenance to inform them of the project. The purpose of the letter was to inform residents that VDOT would pave Allen Road using rural rustic road standards instead of traditional paving standards. They were given until August 9, 2004 to contact the County if they objected to rural rustic paving. Staff did not receive any opposition. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, VDOT will finalize a contract in the fall that will allow both Gilbert Station Road and Allen Road to be completed in the Spring, 2005.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends the Board of Supervisors adopt the resolution designating the segment of Allen Road from Rt. 664 to the end of state maintenance as a rural rustic road.  

 

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