In fiscal year 2001, the
Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded the Marshall
Gateway and Salem Meeting House Project $350,000 in
Transportation Enhancement grant funds. The grant funds
were to be used to:
along Business Route 17 in Marshall
transportation museum adjacent to the Salem Meeting
The gateway/welcome signs
were successfully installed.
The construction of the
sidewalks could not be completed due to space constraints on
Business Route 17.
Funds were expended to
develop a design for the Transportation Museum. The
construction bids received on this project so far exceeded
the project budget that it was not financially feasible to
complete that portion of the project. Without the necessary
funding to complete construction, the project stalled.
Due to the inactivity on the
project for the past several years, VDOT has requested that
the County consider reducing the scope of the project or
closing the project, so the unexpended grant funds can be
allocated to another TEA project.
Per discussions with VDOT
staff, upon closing the FY 2001 project, the County can
request the unexpended grant funds be transferred from that
project to the Marshall Main Street Project,
another approved TEA project in the County.
It is proposed that:
Pending approval by VDOT
for change in grant project scope, Marshall Gateway and
Salem Meeting House TEA funds be expended to improve the
appearance of the gateway to Marshall by constructing:
patio and off-street parking at the Salem Meeting House
feasible, sidewalks along Business Route 17 in Marshall.
Upon completion of the
sidewalks, patio, off-street parking, and associated
landscaping, the Marshall Gateway and Salem Meeting
House TEA project be closed due to insufficient grant
funding to complete the project as originally proposed.
Upon closure of the
Marshall Gateway project, the County request the
remaining, unexpended grant funds from the Marshall
Gateway and Salem Meeting House TEA project be
transferred to the Marshall Main Street TEA project,
approved for FY 2009 funding.
At its meeting on April 21,
2008, the Fauquier Heritage & Preservation Foundation
approved this proposal for utilization of the remaining TEA