COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Route 22/231 Through Truck Restriction

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

The Board of Supervisors is required to conduct a public hearing and adopt the resolution requesting  VDOT to restrict through trucks on Routes 22 and 213 in Albemarle County

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Tucker, Foley, Davis, Graham, Cilimberg, Benish, Wade  

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   Yes

 

AGENDA DATE:

September 1, 2004

 

ACTION:                             INFORMATION:   

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:       X                  INFORMATION:   

 

ATTACHMENTS:      Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

 

BACKGROUND:

In 1995, the Board of Supervisors endorsed a resolution that would restrict through tractor trailer traffic on Routes 22/231 (Attachment A).  This same resolution with some additional emphasis on safety was endorsed by the Board of Supervisors on December 10, 2003 (Attachment B). The Board of Supervisors reaffirmed this same resolution at their June 2, 2004 meeting. The mixture of residential and commercial truck traffic on these routes have long been a concern to the County and the residents that live along this road.  There have been numerous requests of VDOT and to the local state legislative representatives to deal with this issue.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

VDOT has informed the County that the original resolution and public hearing did not meet VDOTís Guidelines for restricting through trucks on primary highways. The public hearing notice for the 1995 public hearing did not include a description of the proposed through truck restriction and the alternate route with the same termini. The resolution did designate U.S. Route 15 between Gordonsville and I-64 as the alternate route, but this was not included in the public hearing notice. This issue was brought to light by an existing through truck restriction in Frederick County that was successfully challenged by the trucking industry. The public notice by Frederick County did not include the proposed alternate route with the same termini as required by the Commonwealth policy. As a result of this decision, VDOT is confirming that all outstanding through truck restriction requests have this information.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board hold another public hearing on October 13, 2004 pursuant to County public hearing guidelines and with a description of the proposed through truck restriction and the alternate route with the same termini.  Staff still intends to propose Route 15 as the alternate route.

 

 

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