Indian Town Road scheduled for $100,000 paving project

Published 9:58 am Friday, April 1, 2011

COURTLAND—A 1.3-mile portion of Indian Town Road between Cary’s Bridge Road and Popes Station Road will be paved this year at an estimated cost of $100,000.

Southampton County will pay for the project, according to information presented during a Monday public hearing before the Board of Supervisors for future road projects.

The Indian Town Road project is ranked number one on a priority list of nine dirt roads in need of paving in the county. Next on the list is a .9-mile section of Rawlings Road between Popes Station Road and Route 58. That project is expected to cost $250,000.

It’s likely to be a few years before that happens, said County Administrator Mike Johnson. The county expects to receive $63,589 annually from 2012 through 2017 for paving roads. So it will have to save up its annual allocations before paving Rawlings Road, Johnson said.

Other dirt roads prioritized for paving include a .8-mile portion of Brandy Pond Road estimated at $225,000 followed by 3.1 miles of Delaware Road at $800,000, a .8-mile section of Rosemont Road at $300,000, a 1.5-mile portion of Guy Place Road at $375,000, a 1.6-mile portion of Buckhorn Quarter Road at $395,000, a 3.6-mile portion of Warrique Road at $890,000 and a 1.1-mile section of Old Lamb Road at $300,000.

Capron resident Patsy Marks told Supervisors she was glad to see Buckhorn Quarter Road back on the docket.

“Would there be any consideration in moving it up?” Marks said. “There are a lot of homes on that road. There’s been times when our road has become impassable.”

Johnson said testimony taken during the hearing will be incorporated into next year’s rankings.

Marks was the only one to speak.

In related matters, the Virginia Department of Transportation also this year plans to widen and improve drainage on Rose Valley Road, which goes from General Thomas Highway to the Turner Tract Industrial Park.