RESOLUTION

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

            WHEREAS, Hopewell Road was not designed or intended to serve heavy truck traffic; and

            WHEREAS, Hopewell Road is not recommended for trucks due to the design; and

            WHEREAS, heavy truck traffic causes safety problems on Hopewell Road; and

            WHEREAS, an alternative route exists via James Madison Highway – State Route 15, to Interstate 66 west, to Exit 31 Hopewell Road; and

            WHEREAS, the alternate route is depicted on the attached map; and

            WHEREAS, 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; and

            WHEREAS, Section 15.2-1813 of the Code of Virginia requires that any public hearing shall be advertised once in a newspaper having general circulation in the locality at least seven days prior to the date set for the hearing and these requirements have been met; and

WHEREAS, the Prince William County Police Department and the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office will be responsible for enforcing the restriction; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 18th day of February 2010, That it does hereby request the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to restrict through-truck traffic on Hopewell Road/Waterfall Road in the Scott Magisterial District; and, be it

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That a certified copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Resident Engineer for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

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