Attachment  B

 

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING

 THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION’S FEDERAL

 HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION “ALL-AMERICAN ROAD” DESIGNATION

FOR ROUTES 20, 22 AND 231

 

WHEREAS, the United States Congress approved legislation in May 2008 to create The Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area; and

                                                                      

WHEREAS, this legislation creates a National Heritage Area corridor that includes Routes 20 and 22/231 from Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville north to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; and

 

WHEREAS, designation of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground as a National Heritage Area, and Route 20 North (Stony Point Road) from its intersection with Route 250 E to the Orange County line, Route 22 from Route 250 East to its junction with Route 231, and Route 231 from Route 22 to the Louisa County line as All-American Roads within the National Scenic Byways Program, will help support the four-state public/private partnership that has been developed to promote and celebrate the historical and cultural resources along the route; and

 

WHEREAS, designation of the County as a National Heritage Area and Routes 20, 22 and 231 as All-American Roads will make federal funds available to government entities located along this corridor for the purposes of developing tourism, preservation and enhancement of historical sites and battlefields; and

 

WHEREAS, designation of the County as a National Heritage Area and Routes 20, 22 and 231 as All-American Roads is consistent with the principles, goals and objectives of the County’s Comprehensive Plan to protect the County’s natural, cultural, historic, and scenic resources.  

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby supports the designation of Route 20 North (Stony Point Road) from its intersection with Route 250 E to the Orange County line, Route 22 from Route 250 East to its junction with Route 231, and Route 231 from Route 22 to the Louisa County line as All-American Roads within the National Scenic Byways Program.

 

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