Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

R. Holder Trumbo, Jr., Scott District Supervisor

January 14, 2010

Staff Lead:


Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution of the Board of Supervisors Directing the County Administrator to Schedule a Public Hearing on a Proposed Request to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to Examine Restricting Through-Truck Traffic on Hopewell Road / Waterfall Road, State Route 601 in the Scott Magisterial District


Topic Description: 

Virginia Route 601 is designated Hopewell Road in Fauquier County and Waterfall Road in Prince William County.  That Route has become a cut through for heavy truck traffic between State Route 15 and US Route 66.  Hopewell Road was not designed or intended to serve heavy truck traffic.  Nor is Hopewell Road recommended for trucks due to its design.  As a result, heavy truck traffic causes safety problems on Hopewell Road.  The Prince William County Board of Supervisors has requested that the Commonwealth Transportation Board examine restricting truck traffic on State Route 601, Hopewell Road and Waterfall Road, between State Route 15 and US Route 66.  The Prince William County Board of Supervisors has requested that the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier County also make the same request.  Should truck traffic be restricted, an alternative route exists via James Madison Highway State Route 15, to Interstate 66 West, to Exit 31 Hopewell Road.  The alternate route is depicted on the attached map. Section 46.2-809 of the Code of Virginia mandates that a public hearing must be held by the local governing body to receive public comments on restricting through-truck traffic on any part of a secondary highway.  The resolution, if adopted, would direct the County Administrator to schedule the required public hearing.


Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impacts Analysis:

There are no financial impacts as a result of this resolution

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Prince William County Board of Supervisors
Virginia Department of Transportation, Warrenton Residency


1.                  Proposed Resolution

2.                  Map of Alternate Route

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