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Britt Drewes Farrar 804-225-4491
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Heidi Underwood 540-387-5493
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April 14, 2009



VDOT BEGINS INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS FOR NEW SECONDARY STREET ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENT


RICHMOND
— On Monday, April 13, The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) began a series of informational meetings about the new Secondary Street Acceptance Requirements.

The goal of the meetings is to provide an overview of the new policy and answer questions regarding the implementation of the new policy.

All stakeholders are encouraged to attend a convenient session to learn more about this new policy.

New Secondary Street Acceptance Requirements were recently adopted by the Commonwealth Transportation Board as a result of legislation introduced at the request of Gov. Timothy Kaine and unanimously adopted by the 2007 General Assembly.

The requirements become fully effective on July 1, 2009.

The new Secondary Street Acceptance Requirements establish standards that new streets will need to be meet to be accepted into the state system for perpetual public maintenance.

The purpose of the new requirements is to ensure that streets accepted for perpetual public maintenance provide adequate public benefit.

The new requirements will:

  • Help improve the efficiency of Virginia’s transportation network
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  • Ensure appropriate pedestrian accommodations


  • Reduce future transportation construction needs and operational costs


  • Promote context sensitive street design


  • Reduce storm water run off

Meetings


Monday, April 13

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Central Virginia Community College
Merritt Hall – Community Room
3506 Wards Road
Lynchburg, VA 24502

2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Regional Center for Advanced Technology and Training
121 Slayton Ave.
Danville, VA 24540

Tuesday, April 14

10 a.m. – Noon
New River Community College
Edwards Hall – Room 117
5251 College Drive
Dublin, VA 24084

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Room 240
One Partnership Circle
Abingdon, VA 24210

Tuesday, April 21

10 a.m. – Noon
Hanover County Administration Building
Board of Supervisors Room
7516 County Complex Road
Hanover, VA 23069

2 – 4 p.m.
Albemarle County Fifth Street Office Building
Room A
1600 Fifth St.
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Thursday, April 23

10 a.m. – Noon
VDOT Richmond District Office Auditorium
2430 Pine Forest Drive
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

2 – 4 p.m.
James City / Williamsburg Community Center
5301 Longhill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Wednesday, April 29

10 a.m. – Noon
Frederick County Safety Building
Room 1004A
1080 Coverstone Drive
Winchester, VA 22602

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Loudoun County Government Center
Board of Supervisors Room
1 Harrison St. SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

Thursday, April 30

10 a.m. – Noon
McCoart Government Center
Board Chambers
1 County Complex Court
Woodbridge, VA 22192

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
VDOT Fredericksburg Residency Office
Conference Room
87 Deacon Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22405

If you would like to learn more about the specifics of the new requirements, visit VDOT’s Web site at http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/ssar/.

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