RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH A WORKING GROUP TO EXAMINE THE POTENTIAL FOR A BUCKLAND BYPASS WITH PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY

 

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County’s Comprehensive Plan identifies upgrading the Route 29 corridor in Fauquier County to a rural freeway in conjunction with the National Highway System as a priority; and

 

            WHEREAS, Fauquier County’s Comprehensive Plan identifies the construction of a grade separated interchange at the intersection of Route 29/215 as a priority; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Comprehensive Plan calls for coordination with Prince William County on the Route 29 rural freeway alignment and the preliminary planning and widening for the Route 215 corridor; and

 

WHEREAS, the Virginia General Assembly has authorized funding for a study of a possible alternative to Route 15 between Route 29 and Interstate 66 in the 2005 session; and

 

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation identified $100,000 in its 2005-2006 Six-Year Improvement Program for a Pre-NEPA Study of a Buckland Bypass in Fauquier and Prince William Counties; and

 

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation has asked Fauquier and Prince William Counties to work jointly in examining the potential bypass; and

 

WHEREAS, the Prince William County Board of County Supervisors has agreed to participate in the study and designated Chairman Sean T. Connaughton and Brentsville District Supervisor Wally Covington to take the lead for their County; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors that the Virginia Department of Transportation Culpeper District and Fauquier County serve as the lead agencies on the oversight and coordination of the study; and

 

WHEREAS, Fauquier County supports studying and receiving additional funding for full examination of the Buckland Bypass; now, therefore, be it    

 

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 10th day of November 2005, That the Board agrees to establish a working group of elected officials, including the Vice Chairman and the Scott District Supervisor, to examine the potential for a Buckland Bypass with Prince William County.