The Rural Roads Committee has worked for the past several years to increase the repair and maintenance priority of unpaved rural roads through state legislation and consultation with VDOT. When historic bridges need major repair or replacement, it works with VDOT to ensure that the work is compatible with a rural setting.
In each of the past several years, to catch up from years of neglect, VDOT committed to a program of intense rehabilitation of a selected group of the most problematic gravel roads in Loudoun County. They named the specific gravel roads to be rehabilitated, and each road got an intense makeover in a short period of time–including brush and tree trimming, ditch and culvert cleaning and rehabilitation, grading, graveling, rolling, and application of dust suppression materials. This has allowed the Read More →
The Coalition’s Rural Roads subcommittee reports that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has confirmed the 2017 list of unpaved roads set for restoration this spring and summer in this year’s enhanced care program. VDOT will trim brush and intrusive tree branches, clean up banks, restore and clean culverts and ditches, regrade the roads, apply new gravel, roll the gravel, and apply dust suppressant as needed. Routine maintenance will continue to be applied to the balance of the roads. In Read More →
The next meeting on the rehabilitation of the historic John G. Lewis Memorial Bridge, which spans Catoctin Creek on Featherbed Lane, takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, at the Old School Auditorium in Waterford. At this meeting citizens will be able to view design specifics the bride repair, such as a single versus double pier; other design details will be shown and discussed. VDOT start also will discuss the still-underway hydrology study. The funding for the Read More →
As a part of the Coalition-supported Rural Roads program, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has undertaken a multiyear program of focused and extensive repairs to the most problematic sections of Loudoun’s unpaved rural roads. This effort is designed to reduce the frequency of maintenance required in these areas and, thus, free up more routine maintenance resources for the entire rural road network while preserving its rural character. VDOT has shared the list of roads VDOT plans to work on Read More →
Among the items the Board of Supervisors will debate later today as it considers its legislative package for General Assembly consideration is a proposal sponsored by Supervisors Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) and Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin) to support additional funds to better maintain and preserve rural roads. Read more: Leesburg Today