Citizen input sought on road priorities

Published 11:15 am Friday, May 8, 2009

Improvements to the county’s secondary and unpaved roads will be the topic of discussion at a public hearing later this month.

The Southampton County Board of Supervisors and the Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a joint public hearing at 7 p.m. May 26 in the board room at 26022 Administration Center Drive in Courtland.

The public is invited to attend the meeting and comment on the priority list that will be presented on the meeting.

Secondary roads are any roads that bear a state route number of 600 or higher, according to County Administrator Mike Johnson.

“In Southampton County we have about 672 miles of secondary roads,” Johnson said. “It’s most of the roads in the county.”

The priority list of proposed improvements will be adopted from this meeting, setting the plan for improvements on secondary roads through 2015, as well as a budget for construction on secondary and unpaved roads for 2010.

See the print edition of The Tidewater News for more information.