COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

Public Hearing on Six Year Secondary Road Priority List

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Public hearing to receive public comments on the Draft Six Year Secondary Road Priority List

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs: Tucker, Foley, Cilimberg, Benish, Wade

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   YES

 

AGENDA DATE:

January 12, 2005

 

ACTION:     X                         INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

  ACTION:                              INFORMATION: 

 

ATTACHMENTS:     Yes

 

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 


BACKGROUND:

The Board of Supervisors held a work session on the draft Six Year Secondary Road Priority List at their December 1, 2004 meeting. The Board reviewed the project priorities and recommended moving forward to a public hearing on the proposed Priority List. The Board also directed staff to make revisions to the format of the Priority List, which is summarized below.

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

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

 

 

DISCUSSION:

Attachment D is the Executive Summary from the December 1 work session which outlines all the specific project changes in the proposed Priority List.  In addition, staff has made the following changes to the format of the Priority List based on direction provided by the Board:

 

Attachment A-Draft Priority List for Secondary Road: Staff has identified the top twenty-one projects that should be the focus of the Board’s annual review. This section of the Priority List is referred to as the Strategic Priorities. The intent is for the Strategic Priorities part of the Priority List to identify the high priority projects that VDOT and County staff will focus on completing over the next 10 to 20 years. The Board had requested staff identify the top twenty projects, but staff included the Greenbrier Drive project (#21) because it is in the Development Area and is an important improvement recommended in the 29H250 Study which would benefit both the secondary road system and Route 29. The remainder of the proposed Priority List will remain the same in terms of project priorities, but will be listed as a Technical Addendum A, and titled Other Project Priorities (pages 2-5).

 

Staff has also added a column with the most recent traffic count for each road project and year the count was taken.  In addition, please note that the cost estimates have increased for the Gilbert Station Road and Allen Road rural rustic road projects (Attachment A, page 4). This increase will not impact the scheduled construction date.     

 

Attachment B- Technical Addendum B: This attachment contains more specific information on the projects listed as the Strategic Priorities. This information is intended to provide more detail on the condition of the road segment and serve as the basis for the project’s priority. The information in this Technical Addendum will be completed/updated annually for the Strategic Priorities.

 

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends the Board of Supervisors adopt The Proposed Priority List of for Secondary Road improvements (Attachment A).

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A (pages 1, 2, and 3) Draft Priority List for Secondary Road Improvements

Attachment A (pages 4 and 5) Draft Priority List for Secondary Road Improvements –Unpaved Roads

Attachment B – Technical Addendum

Attachment C-  Criteria for Prioritizing Secondary Road improvements with Subsetting Data

Attachment D - December 1, 2004 Executive summary 

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