CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

 Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

 

William G. Downey, Scott District Supervisor

 

July 14, 2005

Staff Lead:

Department:

 

Frederick P.D. Carr, Director

 

Community Development

Topic:

 

A Resolution Authorizing a Virginia Department of Transportation Revenue Sharing Grant Application for the Route 605/Route 676 Intersection and Brookside Parkway, Route 652, and Route 602

 

Topic Description:

 

Request for the Board of Supervisors to direct County staff to re-submit a VDOT Revenue Sharing Program application and reserve $150,000 from the New Baltimore Transportation Fund as the County match. Funds would be used for VDOT construction of the requisite turn lane improvements at the Route 605/Route 676 intersection.  The resolution also includes other stated road improvements for the potential Third High School site.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.

Financial Impact Analysis:

50% County Funding Share Proposals:  (a) Route 605/676 Intersection Improvement:  Board of Supervisors: $150,000; VDOT Revenue Share:  $150,000; (b) Third High School Road Improvements:  School Board: $850,000; VDOT Revenue Share: $850,000.

 

Summary Staff Report Update:

 

1.      VDOT Revenue Sharing Program.  VDOT manages the County Primary and Secondary Road Fund, which is more commonly called the “Revenue Sharing Program”.  It allows VDOT to provide state funds to match local funds for the construction, maintenance, or improvement of these key public roads within the participating jurisdictions.  The original application deadline was March 1, 2005 and the maximum grant request was restricted to $500,000.  Fauquier County filed its application by the deadline.  Our application included the following projects: (a) Board of Supervisors ($150,000): Route 605/676 intersection Improvements; and (b) School Board ($350,000):  Route 605 Improvements.

 

Since that time, VDOT extended the application deadline from March 1 to July 22, 2005, allowed time for other jurisdictions to submit applications, and increased the total allowable grant from $500,000 to $1,000,000.  This agenda item does not alter the Route 605/676 intersection request, but it adjusts the County’s application associated with the Third High School site to take advantage of the change in the grant threshold.

 

2.      Route 605/676 Improvements - New Baltimore Transportation Fund.  This fund was established through the approved Brookside/Waterfield Rezoning for improvements that are associated in part with its development.  Even though development within New Baltimore has been modest and constrained with the expansion schedule and requisite state permitting requirements of the Vint Hill wastewater treatment facility, the Route 605/Route 676 intersection continues to be designated as a key access point for major construction traffic and the initial phases of Brookside/Waterfield. 

 

Note that the adopted New Baltimore Service District recommends the referenced Route 605/676 intersection improvement as one of the top five secondary road improvements in its 5-Year Action Plan.  The top five are:  (1) Vint Hill Parkway (from Brookside/Waterfield property line to Route 215); (2) Route 600 shoulder improvements; (3) Route 600/Route 676 Roundabout; (4) Route 605/676 intersection; and (5) Brookside Parkway (from Rt. 605, through Brookside/Waterfield to its property line with Vint Hill).  The Brookside Community cash transportation proffers, placed into the New Baltimore Transportation Fund, are intended to be used for projects 2-5 referenced previously, as traffic warrants. Brookside and Bishop Run proffered funds are expected to be instrumental in the design and construction of the Route 600/676 Roundabout.

 

3.      Third High School Site.  Rather than just including the Route 605 improvements associated with the Mt. Sterling Farm site, the County is including improvements to Kennedy Road (Route 652), Brookside Parkway, and Rogues Road (Route 602). Including proposed improvements for these roads covers three potential school sites within the grant limits.  If approved and awarded, the grant improvements can be consolidated to the designated improvements in the application that benefit the selected school site without returning for Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) approval.

 

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

Department of Community Development

Utilities (e.g., NOVEC, Dominion Power, Gas; WSA)

VDOT

 

 

ATTACHMENT:

Resolution

 

Revenue Sharing Project Areas