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File #: 23-314    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/30/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/19/2023 Final action:
Title: Rural Rustic Road Designations
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Albemarle County Unpaved Road Policies and Review Process, 2. Att.B – Resolution Designating Route 745 (Arrowhead Valley Road) as a Rural Rustic Road, 3. Att.C – Resolution Designating Route 769 (Beam Road) as a Rural Rustic Road, 4. Att.D – Resolution Designating Route 795 (Blenheim Road) as a Rural Rustic Road, 5. Att.E – Resolution Designating Route 721 (Old Dominion Road) as a Rural Rustic Road, 6. Att.F – Resolution Designating Route 600 (Stony Point Pass - East) as a Rural Rustic Road, 7. Att.G – Resolution Designating Route 600 (Stony Point Pass - West) as a Rural Rustic Road, 8. Att.H – Resolution Designating Route 697 (Sutherland Road) as a Rural Rustic Road
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AGENDA DATE: 7/19/2023

Rural Rustic Road Designations

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: To approve resolutions designating Beam Road, Stony Point Pass - West, Stony Point Pass - East, Old Dominion Road, Arrowhead Valley Road, Blenheim Road, and Sutherland Road as Rural Rustic Roads.

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Henry, Rosenberg, Herrick, Filardo, McDermott, Karina-Plun

PRESENTER (S): Alberic Karina-Plun


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Each spring, the Board of Supervisors approves the Secondary Six-Year Plan (SSYP), which includes funds dedicated to paving unpaved roads in the County under the Rural Rustic Road (RRR) paving program. This program is the preferred approach of both Albemarle County and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for paving low-volume roads. Its goal is to retain the traditional rural lane ambience, while also improving the road surface within the current right-of-way. A "chip and seal" or asphalt surface is used to pave the existing alignment and width of the road for minimal disturbance.

The process for identifying and prioritizing RRR paving projects in Albemarle is defined in the Unpaved Road Policies and Review Process (see Attachment A). When a paving priority is advanced, funds are allocated to the road and the road becomes a project in the SSYP following the spring public hearing. Adjacent landowners are notified by letter and given an opportunity to comment at the spring public hearing or to County Transportation staff. Following that, the Board may choose to designate the road as RRR by Resolution. Once a road is designated, VDOT will initiate the paving process.

Following the Board's direction at the May 18, 2022 Public Hearing, projects now require two-thirds (2/3) support from directly impacted homeowners along the segment of road to be paved. Following the April 5 Work Session this year, residents were notified by mai...

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