COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE

 

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

 

AGENDA TITLE:

County Priority List of Secondary Road Improvements

 

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST:

Public hearing to receive comments and approve the Priority List of Secondary Road Improvements

 

STAFF CONTACT(S):

Messrs. Tucker, Foley, Graham, Benish, and Wade

 

LEGAL REVIEW:   No

 

AGENDA DATE:

March 12, 2008

 

         ACTION:     X                      INFORMATION: 

 

CONSENT AGENDA:

       ACTION:                                INFORMATION: 

 

ATTACHMENTS:   Yes

 

REVIEWED BY:

 

 

BACKGROUND:

This public hearing is to receive public input on the County’s Priority List of Secondary Road Improvements (Attachment A) and the proposed VDOT Six-Year Secondary System Construction Program (Attachment B). The County Priority List establishes the priorities for road improvements for roads in the State’s Secondary Road system (roads with a Route number of 600 or higher).  The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Construction Program is based on the County’s Six Year Secondary Road Priority List and is reflective of available State road funding allocated to the County.   The County Priority List and VDOT Construction Program are reviewed yearly.  The Board of Supervisors held work sessions on the Six Year Secondary Road Priority List on January 9th and March 5th.  Attachments A and B represent the input and direction received from these work sessions.

 

STRATEGIC PLAN:

Goal 3: Develop Policies and Infrastructure Improvements to Address the County’s Growing Needs.

 

DISCUSSION:

The major changes proposed to the County Priority List and VDOT Construction Program include:

·      The deletion of the Free Bridge Road (Route 651) bridge improvement project (new road in area eliminates need for long term improvements);

·      The deletion of the Northern Free State Road Project north of Belvedere (now viewed as a long term possible project);

·      Moving the Dickerson Road (Route 606) paving project from the second highest priority regular road paving project to the highest priority regular road paving project;

·      Recognizing the Sunset/Fontaine Avenue connector Road as part of the Sunset Avenue (Route 781) improvement project (Priority #8).

 

In addition to these major changes, other informational changes have been made to the Priority List (such as project cost estimates, traffic counts, estimated advertisement dates for construction).

 

BUDGET IMPACT:

The Six Year Road Planning process establishes the County’s priorities for the expenditure of State/VDOT secondary road construction funds. Additionally, funding is already earmarked in the CIP for revenue sharing and transportation projects to match the Revenue Sharing Program funding request for FY 08.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Staff recommends that the Board of Supervisors approve the County Priority List of Secondary Road Improvements (Attachment A) and authorize the County Executive to sign the VDOT Secondary System Construction Program for Albemarle County consistent with the County’s Priority List (consistent with the draft provided in Attachment B).

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – (consisting of the following pages)

County of Albemarle Draft 2008 Strategic Priority List

County of Albemarle Draft 2008 Bridge Priority List

County of Albemarle Draft 2008 Unpaved Roads and Rural Rustic Road Priority List

County of Albemarle Draft 2008 Spot and Major Improvement Inventory

Attachment B - VDOT Six Year Secondary System Construction Program

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