WHEREAS, the Board of County Supervisors of Albemarle County, Virginia, received a request from a group of citizens/residents along Routes 231/22 to consider restricting through tractor-trailer traffic on these routes as a means to address various traffic concerns.
1. The rural character of Routes 231/22 consists of blinds curves, hills, narrow pavements with no shoulders and a steady stream of local commuting traffic;
2. The area served by Routes 231/22 is an agricultural community, and slow moving farm vehicles and machinery use the road frequently;
3. Routes 231/22 is designated a Virginia Byway, a scenic road meant to attract tourists and provide a safe, pleasant driving experience. Earlier this year Scenic America listed Route 231 at the top of its list of the Ten Most Scenic Roads in America. This list places Route 231 in the company of the most spectacular scenic roads from across the country, an honor which is not enhanced by the volume and type of tractor-truck traffic it is now experiencing; and
WHEREAS, the Board held a public hearing on June 7, 1995, to receive comments from citizens on this request.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Supervisors of Albemarle County, Virginia, hereby requests the Commonwealth Transportation Board to restrict through tractor-trailer traffic on Route 231/22 on accordance with Section 45.1-171.2 of the Code of Virginia ; and
FURTHER RESOLVES that U.S. Route 15, from its intersection with U.S. Route 250, to Route 22 is a reasonable alternative route to tractor-trailers now traveling Route 231/22.
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