Four projects on six-year plan

Published 6:27 pm Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The Lunenburg County Board of Supervisors will hold a joint public hearing with the Virginia Department of Transportation at the board’s next meeting on the four projects on the six-year improvement program.

The hearing, to be held 6 p.m. Thursday in the second-floor General District Courtroom, is to receive comments on the proposed six-year plan for the fiscal years 2016-17 through 2021-22 for the county, and on the Secondary System Construction Program budget for fiscal year 2016-17.

Those projects are: the $2.6 million replacement of a bridge on Route 621; the $1.5 million replacement of a bridge on Route 631; the $2.2 million curve alignment on Route 675; and the $2.6 million construction and bridge replacement on Route 712. Copies of the plan and budget can be reviewed at the county administrator’s office and online.

All projects in the secondary six-year plan that are eligible for federal funds will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which documents how Virginia will obligate federal transportation funds.

The public hearing is required under state law to provide the opportunity for each county to work with the VDOT in developing a secondary six-year road plan.

The resolution adopting the plan notes that “all citizens of the county had the opportunity to participate in said hearing and to make comments and recommendations concerning the proposed Plan and Priority List,” and that the plan “appears to be in the best interests of the Secondary Road System in Lunenburg County and of the citizens” affected.