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Burleigh Road residents think VDOT improvement plan doesn’t go far enough

Several residents along Burleigh Road said Tuesday night they don’t think a state plan to improve that roadway is good enough.

During a public meeting at Botetourt Elementary School hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation, some homeowners said they think that VDOT shouldn’t improve just the approximately 0.2-mile section of the winding roadway as proposed—but instead an approximately 2½-mile stretch of the road, if funds become available.

Sean Trapani, residency administrator of VDOT’s Saluda Residency that serves Gloucester, said that the current plan is to widen a stretch of Burleigh Road, straighten three curves and improve drainage in one section of the road. The project area now starts 0.42 of a mile east of Route 616 and extends 0.59 of a mile east of Route 616.

No houses are located along Burleigh in the proposed project route, Trapani said, with the state wishing to acquire rights-of-way from several property owners.

Ruth Ann...

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