RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (VDOT) POST A SPEED LIMIT OF 25 MILES PER HOUR ON BALDWIN STREET AND GRAYS MILL ROAD

WHEREAS, the Code of Virginia 46.2-874 states that the maximum speed shall be 25 miles per hour on highways in Business and Residence Districts, except on interstate or other limited access highways with divided roadways or non-limited access highways having four or more lanes and all state primary highways; and 

WHEREAS, on June 24, 2009 the Fauquier County Transportation Committee requested that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) determine whether Route 673 (Baldwin Street) from Route 15/29 to Route 674 (Grays Mill Road), and Route 674 (Grays Mill Road) represent Residence Districts as defined in 46.2-100 of the Code of Virginia; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) assessed Route 673 and Route 674 and determined that Route 673 (Baldwin Street) from Route 15/29 to Route 674 (Grays Mill Road), and Route 674 (Grays Mill Road) from Route 673 (Baldwin Street) for 1.15 miles northeast, represent Residence Districts and qualify for a maximum speed limit of 25 miles per hour; and

WHEREAS, on October 28, 2009, the Fauquier County Transportation Committee, in the best interest of the safety and welfare of the residents of Baldwin Street and Grays Mill Road, recommended that the speed limit on Route 673 (Baldwin Street) from Route 15/29 to Route 674 (Grays Mill Road) be reduced from 40 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour, and that the speed limit on Route 674 (Grays Mill Road) from Route 673 (Baldwin Street) for 1.15 miles northeast be reduced from 35 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour; and

WHEREAS, on November 12, 2009, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors considered and concurred with the recommendation of the Transportation Committee; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 12th day of November 2009, That the Board of Supervisors does hereby request that VDOT post a speed limit of 25 miles per hour on Route 673 (Baldwin Street) from Route 15/29 to Route 674 (Grays Mill Road) and on Route 674 (Grays Mill Road) from Route 673 (Baldwin Street) for 1.15 miles northeast, in accordance with 46.2-874 of the Code of Virginia.

 

                                                                                    A Copy Teste

 

                                                                                    Paul S. McCulla

                                                                                    Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

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