Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

R. Holder Trumbo, Jr., Scott District Supervisor

February 18, 2010

Staff Lead:


Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

County Administration


A Resolution to Request 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 Interstate 66.  Hopewell Road was not designated 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 Route 601, Hopewell Road and Waterfall Road, between State Route 15 and Interstate 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 Board of Supervisors wishes to schedule a public hearing on this matter.  The attached resolution, if adopted, requests that the Commonwealth Transportation Board restrict through-truck traffic on Hopewell Road/Waterfall Road in the Scott Magisterial District.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

Hold the public hearing and consider adoption of the attached resolution

Fiscal Analysis:


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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