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File #: 23-365    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Public Hearing
File created: 7/20/2023 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 9/6/2023 Final action:
Title: Plank Road (Route 692) Through Truck Restriction
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Albemarle Through Truck Restriction Process, 2. Att.B - VDOT Through Truck Restriction Guidelines, 3. Att.C - Plank Road Through Truck Signed Resolution.pdf, 4. Att.D - North Garden to US 250 Map, 5. Att.E - North Garden to Highway Interchange Map, 6. Att.F - Plank Road Through Truck Restriction Resolution
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AGENDA DATE: 9/6/2023

Plank Road (Route 692) Through Truck Restriction

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: To conduct a Public Hearing to Request a Resolution for a Through Truck Restriction on a Segment of Route 692/Plank Road

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

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

PRESENTER (S): Alberic Karina-Plun


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: The state of repair of the existing Plank Road bridge over Mechum's River, just north of the intersection with Craigs Store Road, previously limited the weight of vehicles using the bridge to no more than 17 tons. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recently improved the bridge using maintenance funds. These improvements increased the weight limit allowed on the bridge. Residents have expressed concern that the weight limit change would result in increased use and larger truck traffic routing through Batesville. Given the condition and typical use of Plank Road, this additional truck traffic is a safety concern and therefore a Through Truck Restriction for this segment of Plank Road is under consideration.

The "County of Albemarle and VDOT 'Through Truck Restriction' Process", adopted December 2000 (Attachment A), outlines the process for assessing and approving through truck restrictions. Further guidance is included in the VDOT "Guidelines for Considering Requests to Restrict Through Trucks on Primary and Secondary Highways" (Attachment B). The steps that County and VDOT staff have taken to this point, described above, constitute the Neighborhood Request & Supporting Documentation phase of the project.

On May 3, 2023, the Board adopted a resolution (Attachment C) to request that VDOT provide an assessment of the appropriateness of a Through Truck Restriction on Plank Road between US 29/Monacan Trail Road and US 250/Rockfish Gap Turnpike. VDOT has completed that assessment and determin...

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