Roads being paved under Rural Rustic Program

Published 11:39 am Tuesday, November 3, 2015

LYNCHBURG — Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are in the process of paving gravel roads under the department’s Rural Rustic Program.

The roads being paved include Watson Boulevard in Prince Edward, Blenheim Road in Cumberland and Fender and Frog Pond roads in Buckingham, according to VDOT spokeswoman Paula Jones.

Georgia Creek Road, in Buckingham, is set to be paved in the spring, she said.

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“These projects are all part of the Secondary Six-Year Plan for each county and the work is being accomplished by state forces [with] no contractors. As a part of this work, crews are shaping ditches and shoulders, applying rock base to hold the road and priming and seal coating to resurface. There is no widening,” Jones said.

She said that the work was being performed with state unpaved road funds.

The combined cost of paving the roads is nearly $500,000.

“We are expected to come in under those figures because the work is being done with state forces. Any remaining funds will be used to advance other secondary projects in the plan,” she said.