WORK SESSION AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

 

 Board of Supervisors Meeting Date:

Raymond E. Graham, Chairman, Cedar Run District Supervisor

 

August 11, 2005

Staff Lead:

Department:

 

Frederick P.D. Carr, Director

 

Community Development

Topic:

 

A Work Session to Review the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Six-Year Improvement Program and County Transportation Priorities

 

Topic Description:

 

This work session is a follow-up to the Board of Supervisors’ April 7, 2005 retreat, which focused on the strategic transportation needs of the County, including discussions on planning, the need for coordination with VDOT, neighboring counties and towns, project funding options, and effective use of the VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program.

 

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors:

 

Conduct a work session.

Financial Impact Analysis:

 

None

 

Summary Staff Report:

 

The following VDOT representatives will be present: Morteza Salehi (Culpeper District Administrator), David Cubbage (Warrenton Residency Administrator), John Giometti (VDOT-Land Development), and Lou Hatter (VDOT-Public Affairs).  The Board of Supervisors wants to discuss with VDOT several transportation topics; for example: the approved Commonwealth Transportation Board Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (FY 2006-2011), Opal Flyover, Route 215 realignment and improvements, Buckland Bypass study, Route 28 safety improvements, and the VDOT Revenue Sharing Program.

 

At the April 7, 2005 retreat, VDOT representatives continued to emphasize the need for jurisdictions to actively participate in their process and primary/secondary roadway planning and funding programs.  The County certainly does that through its Warrenton Residency Office, the Transportation Committee (includes representation from the Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, residents, VDOT and staff), and VDOT hearings on associated programs and projects.  However, the reality continues to be that high priority County projects in the Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program characteristically continue to be further delayed while local and regional traffic volumes now have reached critical levels resulting in hazardous peak hour conditions in these planned project areas.  The Board of Supervisors wants to discuss with VDOT how this community and the District can be more successful in delivering these critical improvements in a far timelier manner.

 

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

 

None

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

  1. VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program for Fauquier County (FY 2006-2011)

 

  1. Fauquier County Board of Supervisors Recommended Priority List for the VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program (2005 Resolution)

 

VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program for Fauquier County (FY 2006-2011)

 

 

  1. Opal Flyover – U.S. 15/29 and Route 17

 

  1. Route 17 – Warrenton Bypass Extension

 

  1. Route 17 Safety Improvements (Between I-66 and Route 50)

 

  1. Route 28 Bridge Replacement over Cedar Run (Catlett)

 

  1. Interchange Concept Study (Intersection of U.S. 15/29 and Route 29 Business –Remington)

 

  1. Pre-NEPA Study of Buckland

 

  1. Route 50 Traffic Calming (Design Only)

 

  1. Route 50 Traffic Calming – Village of Upperville

 

  1. Route 215 Intersection Improvement

 

  1. Route 215 Intersection Improvements at U.S. 15/29 and 4-lane Widening (Design Only)

 


 

Fauquier County Board of Supervisors Recommended Priority List for the
VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program (2005 Resolution)

 

On April 14, 2005, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors adopted by resolution in priority rank order the following projects for inclusion in the VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program:

 

1.      Route 15/29/215 and Route 215:

 

    • Relocation and construction of Route 215 from Route 15/29 to Vint Hill.

 

    • Design work for the ultimate interchange at Route 215 and Route 15/29.

 

2.      Route 28:

 

    • Spot safety and intersection improvements including turn lanes and signalization, where needed, from Route 15/29 to the Prince William County line.

 

3.      Route 15/29/17/Opal Interchange

 

4.      Route 15/29/East Shirley Avenue:

 

    • Initiate design study for a future interchange at south entrance/exit to Warrenton, Virginia.

 

5.      Business Route 15/29:

 

    • Curb/gutter and widen road in the Town of Remington, Virginia.

 

6.      Route 15/29 and Route 28:

 

    • Future interchange concept development.

 

7.      Interstate 66:

 

    • Extend acceleration lane that leads from Route 17 southbound to Interstate 66 eastbound (south of Delaplane, Virginia).

 

8.      Route 15/29:

 

    • Accelerate the planning process for the eventual six-laning and interchanges from the Route 15/29/17 Bypass north of Warrenton, Virginia to the Prince William County line.

 

9.      Route 29

 

    • Spot safety and intersection improvements including turn lanes and median closures.