Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Terrence L. Nyhous, Center District Supervisor

December 11, 2008

Staff Lead:


Larry Miller, Director

Parks and Recreation


A Resolution Accepting the Project Administration Agreement from the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Transportation Enhancement Program for the Warrenton Trail Connection - Woods of Warrenton


Topic Description:

In November 2007, Fauquier County submitted a grant application to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) TEA Program in the amount of $262,632.50 to fund approximately ½ mile of bicycle/pedestrian trail to connect the existing White’s Mill Trail to the Warrenton Chase Trail currently under construction.  The trail will provide a safe, off-road, and scenic means of transportation for citizens in and between these three neighborhoods in the Warrenton Service District, provide recreational opportunities, and preserve another section of the Cedar Run environmental corridor of the County.  Ultimately, this trail will also connect to the Warrenton Branch Greenway and Lord Fairfax Community College, as well as the proposed Central Sports Complex, to provide safe, off-road access between these areas. 

In June 2008, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved funds in the amount of $66,000 toward this project.  It is hoped that this amount will complete design of the trail.  A Standard Project Administrative Agreement is required by the Department of Transportation to execute the award.  

Per County policy, all grants must be formally accepted by the Board of Supervisors.

The Department of Transportation, Warrenton Trail Connection – Woods of Warrenton, Standard Project Administrative Agreement is attached.

A Budget Action Form for appropriating the grant funds is also attached for approval.

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution.


Financial Impacts Analysis:

Matching funding was approved during the application process and included the value of property donated by Woods of Warrenton, a contribution from Fauquier Trails Coalition, staff administrative time and waived Community Development permit fees.  This action requires no additional financial outlay.


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

County Attorney
Parks and Recreation
Finance Department


1.                  Warrenton Trail Connection – Woods at Warrenton Project Administration Agreement

2.                  Budget Action Form

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