Six-year plans approved

Published 1:52 pm Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Buckingham and Cumberland County Board of Supervisors voted to approve their respective six-year plans from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) during meetings held on June 10 and June 11.

The plans outline the road projects VDOT will conduct in Buckingham and Cumberland over the next six years.

The plan for Buckingham is listed as follows:

Items currently in progress include Route 737, Warminster Church Road; Route 699, Winfrey Inez Road; Route 764, Lee Town Road; Route 630, Red Road; Route 669, Rocky Mountain Road; Route 684, Cobbs Road; Route 785, Brill Road and Route 773, Shumaker Road.

Two projects in the six-year plan are set to begin July 1. The first is road improvements for Route 676, Ridge Road and Route 763, River Ridge Road.

Two projects estimated to begin in 2020 include Route 702, Ivy Road and Route 668, Hunting Shack Road.

Improvements to Route 768, Hunters Road and Route 679 Paynes Pond Road are set to begin in 2021.

Improvements to Route 630, Red Road; Route 689, Cresent Road; Route 756, Wise Ridge Road and Route 673, Virginia Mill Road are set to begin in 2022.

The last set of projects in the plan include Route 739, Blackwell Road; Route 693, Wyland Road; Route 620, Mill Road and Route 627, Warren Ferry Road that are set to begin in 2023.

David Ball spoke during the hearing, expressing concern about repair work on certain roads and trees that could pose hazards.

District Seven Supervisor Danny Allen asked about three routes on the bottom of the plan, which include Route 701, Betties Branch Road; Route 651, Muddy Creek Road and Route 622, Sharon Church Road. The three proposed routes total 2.3 miles and are estimated to cost $345,000.

Farmville Resident Engineer Scott Frederick said the three routes on the bottom are considered the sixth year of the six-year plan.

Supervisors decided to approve the total six-year plan, in addition to the three routes listed as proposed routes for the plan.

Cumberland County board members voted in favor of their county’s six-year plan following a public hearing in which no members of the public spoke.

Three roads currently undergoing improvements as part of the plan are Route 685, Miller Lane from Route 654 to its dead end; State Road 669, Criss Road from Route 60 to its dead end and Bransford Road on Route 681 from its dead end to Route 654, Frenchs Store Road.

The total cost of the projects is $395,182.

Routes planned for the 2019-2020 timeframe are Route 653, High Hill Road from dead end to Route 600 and State Route 635, Pleasant Valley Road from Route 636 to its dead end.

Frederick also estimated the cost for the projects to be $375,000.

Roadwork on Route 612, Trices Lake Road, at $324,000 also has a 2020 timeframe.

A project at Route 697, Jenkins Ridge Road, at $180,000, is estimated for a 2021 timeframe.

Three projects at Routes 608 and 609, Sports Lake Road, at a total of $345,000, is estimated for a 2022 timeframe.

Two projects at Routes 664 and 679, Angola Road, at $465,000, did not indicate an estimation date on the plan documentation.