On March 15, 2004, the Board of Supervisors held a public
hearing on a request to abandon a portion of Cedar Run
Drive, which is not currently in the State Secondary System
of Highways. At that time, the Board of Supervisors decided
to continue with the abandonment process. The official
process requires public notice and affords the opportunity
for requests for a public hearing.
Since that time, the County has received requests to
reconsider the abandonment. On June 21, 2004, the Board of
Supervisors scheduled a public hearing to again consider the
abandonment as a result of those requests.
The street was dedicated to public use with Phase Two of the
Millwood Subdivision Plat dated November 1979, and recorded
in deed book 409 at page 583 among the Fauquier County land
records. Sixty (60’) feet of right-of-way was dedicated
with the plat to provide for a future connection to Route
678. However, a temporary cul-de-sac was put in place
rather than a full connection to Route 678. The portion of
the street to be abandoned has never been improved and used
as a street. Additionally, this portion of Cedar Run Drive
was never taken into the State Secondary System of roads.
The Transportation Committee has recommended that the Board
consider directing the County Administrator to no longer
pursue the abandonment of this section of right-of-way, and
not to seek establishment of a permanent cul-de-sac in this
location. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
has recommended that the right-of-way remain available to
provide options for future development of road connections.