COUNTY OF ALBEMARLE
Routes 606, 643 and 743 – Abandonment and Addition of Road Segments
Request to abandon segments of Routes 606, 643 and 743 and to add segments to secondary system of state highways as part of Routes 606, 643 and 743
Tucker, Foley, Davis, Kamptner, Graham, Benish, Wade
LEGAL REVIEW: Yes
November 5, 2008
ACTION: X INFORMATION:
The intersection of Routes 606 (Rio Mills Road) and 743 (Earlysville Road) and the intersection of Routes 643 (Dickerson Road) and 743 were recently realigned and reconstructed, and a segment of Route 743 was relocated. (Attachment A) The new road alignments have been open to the public since 2007. The Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport Authority (the “Airport Authority”) has requested that the Board of Supervisors adopt resolutions to abandon segments of the old align-ments and to request that the new alignments be added to the secondary system of state highways (the “secondary system”).
Goal Three: Develop policies and infrastructure to address the County’s growing needs
Under Virginia Code § 33.1-155, the Board may abandon any road in the secondary system that has been altered and a new road serving the same citizens as the old road has been constructed in lieu thereof. The Airport Authority has requested that the Board adopt a resolution to abandon certain segments of Route 606 that no longer serve a public need because of the construction of the roundabout at the intersection of Routes 606 and 743.
When a road in the secondary system is replaced by a new road in a new alignment, the Board adopts a resolution that simultaneously requests that the new segment be added to the secondary system under Virginia Code § 33.1-229, and abandons the old segment under Virginia Code § 33.1-155. The Airport Authority has requested that the Board adopt such resolutions for the new alignments for Routes 643 and 743.
The segments of right-of-way to be added to the secondary system as part of Routes 643 and 743 and the segments of Routes 606, 643 and 743 to be abandoned are shown on Attachment B. Attachment B is the plat that is referred to and incorporated by reference in each Resolution (Attachments C, D and E). The segments proposed to be abandoned are no longer needed because the new alignments serve the same citizens as were served by the old alignments.
A public hearing is not required under Virginia Code §§ 33.1-155 and 33.1-229. For those segments being abandoned within a prescriptive easement, abandonment destroys the prescriptive easement and no further conveyance of any property interest is required. For those segments being abandoned that are owned by the County or the Commonwealth, once the right-of-way is abandoned, the County or the Commonwealth are authorized to sell or convey the abandoned right-of-way for consideration or in exchange for other lands as provided in Virginia Code § 33.1-154.
There will be no budget impact.
Staff recommends that the Board adopt the attached Resolutions (Attachments C, D and E) to abandon segments of Routes 606, 643 and 743, and to request that other segments be added to the secondary system of state highways as parts of Routes 643 and 743.
A – Location Map
B – Plat showing the rights-of-way to be abandoned and added
C – Resolution pertaining to State Route 606
D – Resolution pertaining to State Route 643
E – Resolution pertaining to State Route 743
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