On October 14, 2004, the Board of Supervisors instituted the
road abandonment process for a portion of Old Tavern Road
(Route 245). In 1983, fifty-five (55) feet of right-of-way
measured from the centerline of Old Tavern Road was
dedicated to the Board of Supervisors. Old Tavern Road is
classified as a Rural Minor Arterial in the County’s
Comprehensive Plan and, as such, should have between 80 to
160 feet of right-of-way.
James R. Cheatham has requested that the County abandon a
portion of the Old Tavern Road right-of-way along Ronda L.
Cheatham’s property at the intersection of Old Tavern Road
and Old Winchester Road (Route 845). Mr. Cheatham would
like approximately 17 feet to be abandoned for a proposed
boundary line adjustment between the Cheatham property (PIN
6978-86-8792-000) and adjoining T.W. Winfree parcel (PIN
6978-86-7727-000). In addition, it appears there is a
portion of the Cheatham porch in the right-of-way. Staff
and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) recommend
that no more than 15 feet be abandoned, which would permit
the minimum right-of-way of 80 feet to remain in place for
future improvements to Old Tavern Road and to meet the
minimum Rural Minor Arterial right-of-way requirements. The
draft resolution also makes provision to transfer the
remaining forty (40’) feet of right-of-way to VDOT.
As of the preparation of this report, no citizen comments
have been received.
Below is a location map of the property, and attached is a
copy of the 1983 Deed of Dedication for the right-of-way