WHEREAS, during the 2002 session of the General Assembly, legislation was passed to revise section 33.1-70.1 of the Code of Virginia, to allow for the improvement and hard surfacing of certain unpaved roads deemed to qualify for and be designated a Rural Rustic Road; and


WHEREAS, such roads must be located in low-density development areas and have a minimum of 50 vehicles per day (vpd) but no more than 500 vpd; and 


WHEREAS, this Board is unaware of pending development that will significantly affect the existing traffic on the road; and


WHEREAS, the citizens using this road have been informed that this road may be paved under rural rustic road standards with minimal improvements; and


WHEREAS, this Board believes that the segment of Route 806 (Estes Ridge Road) between Route 663 to End of State Maintenance should be designated a Rural Rustic Road because of its qualifying characteristics; and


WHEREAS, the road segment aforesaid is in the Boardís Six Year Plan for improvements to its secondary system of state highways:


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors hereby designates and requests VDOTís Resident Engineer to concur in the aforesaid road segment as a Rural Rustic Road.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Board requests that this road segment be hard surfaced and, to the fullest extent prudent, be improved within the existing rights of ways and ditch lines to preserve as much as possible the adjacent trees, vegetation, side slopes, and rural rustic character along the road in its current state.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Resident Engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation.



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