RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION TO DESIGNATE A SECTION OF ROUTE 628

(CANNONBALL GATE ROAD) A RURAL RUSTIC ROAD

 

            WHEREAS, during the 2003 session of the General Assembly, legislation was passed to revise §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 designed Rural Rustic Roads; and

 

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

 

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

 

            WHEREAS, the citizens that utilize this road have been aware of this road being paved with minimal improvements; and

 

            WHEREAS, the Board believes Route 628 (Cannonball Gate Road) should be designated a Rural Rustic Road, from the intersection of Route 691 (Wilson Road) to the intersection of Route 690 (Bear Wallow Road) owing it to its qualifying characteristics; and

 

            WHEREAS, Route 628 is in the Board’s Six-Year Plan for improvements to its secondary system of State Highways; now, therefore, be it

 

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 2nd day of February 2006, That the Board does hereby designate and request the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Residency Administrator to concur that the aforesaid road is a Rural Rustic Road; and, be it

 

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Board requests that this road be hard surfaced and, to the fullest extent prudent, be improved within the existing right-of-way and ditch lines to preserve as much as possible the adjacent trees, vegetation, side slopes, and rural rustic character along the road in their current state; and, be it

 

            RESOLVED FINALLY, That a certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Residency Administrator for the Virginia Department of Transportation.