WHEREAS, on May 13, 2009, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors approved the County Priority List of Secondary Road Improvements for Fiscal Years 2009/10 through 2104/15 (the “Priority List”) and authorized the County Executive to sign the VDOT Secondary System Construction Program for Albemarle County (the “Albemarle County VDOT Construction Program”); and
WHEREAS, the Priority List included road improvements for State Route 606 (Dickerson Road) between Route 850 and Route 1575 which would include replacing two bridges and reconstructing and surface treating the existing non-hard surfaced road, and these improvements are identified in the Albemarle County VDOT Construction Program as VDOT Project Numbers 0606002296, 0606002297 and 0606002P75 (the “Dickerson Road Project”); and
WHEREAS, the Dickerson Road Project is being funded from the Unpaved Secondary Road Fund provided by Virginia Code § 33.1-23.1:1 but, to date, only $1.6 million of the estimated $11.6 million cost to make the improvements has been allocated by VDOT; and
WHEREAS, the Board has identified a more urgent need for a bridge replacement project on Broomley Road, referred to as the Broomley Road Railroad Bridge Improvement Project (the “Broomley Road Project”) because the existing bridge has an eight ton limit that restricts its use by certain emergency vehicles.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it hereby resolved that the Board of Supervisors requests that VDOT amend the Albemarle County VDOT Construction Program to add the Broomley Road Project, and to remove the Dickerson Road Project; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board requests that the Unpaved Secondary Road Funds currently allocated by VDOT for the Dickerson Road Project be added to the County’s Secondary System Construction Funds to be used for the Broomley Road Project as provided by Virginia Code § 33.1-23.1:1(C); and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board acknowledges that, as provided by Virginia Code § 33.1-23.1:1(C), for each $250,000 or portion thereof added to the County’s Secondary System Construction Funds, the amount of the County’s nonsurface treated roads used to distribute Unpaved Secondary Road Funds in subsequent years shall be reduced by one mile or proportional part of one mile; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the County Executive is authorized to sign the VDOT Construction Program that is amended consistent with this resolution.
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