RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO REQUEST THAT THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION INSTALL SIGNS ADVISING OF THE MAXIMUM PENALTY FOR EXCEEDING THE POSTED MAXIMUM SPEED ON BLANTYRE ROAD (ROUTE 628) IN THE VICINITY OF BETHEL ACADEMY

            WHEREAS, in 1996 the General Assembly of Virginia determined that the penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit should be increased in certain residential districts, when indicated by appropriately placed signs displaying the posted speed limit and the penalty for violations; and

            WHEREAS, Blantyre Road (Route 628) in the vicinity of Bethel Academy has experienced a history of traffic exceeding the posted speed limit of  25 miles per hour; and                  

            WHEREAS, Blantyre Road (Route 628) in the vicinity of Bethel Academy is defined by  the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan as a collector street; and

            WHEREAS, Blantyre Road (Route 628) in the vicinity of Bethel Academy is a “residence district” as defined by Section 46.2-100 of the Code of Virginia; and

            WHEREAS, Section 46.2-878.2 of the Code of Virginia makes provision for the increased penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit in residence districts; and

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Transportation Committee on January 30, 2008 unanimously recommended to the Board of Supervisors the installation and maintenance by VDOT of signs advising of the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit on Blantyre Road (Route 628) in the vicinity of Bethel Academy; and

            WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) requires that the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors forward a resolution approving a request for signage indicating the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit; and

            WHEREAS, on April 10, 2008, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors  approved a motion recommending the approval of the requested signs advising of the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted speed limit; now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day  of  April 2008, That the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors does hereby authorize the request pursuant to Section 46.2-878.2 of the Code of Virginia for the installation and maintenance by VDOT of signs advising of the maximum penalty for exceeding the posted maximum speed limit on Blantyre Road (Route 628) in the vicinity of Bethel Academy.                                                                           

Back to Agenda...