The Mathews County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the VDOT Six Year Plan during the board’s June meeting on Tuesday night.
The plan, as adopted, places all dollars available in the county’s drainage fund but includes no allocation of money for future paving of rural rustic roads.
“I don’t see the benefit of rural rustic,” said supervisor G.C. Morrow as he made the motion. “I’m opposed to it.”
Virginia Department of Transportation Saluda Residency Administrator Joyce McGowan told the board during her presentation that the county didn’t allocate the $3,000 that was available last year for rural rustic roads and that the money can’t be used anyplace else. She said that the only road in Mathews eligible for paving is Route 692, White Point Lane, a gravel road that carries over 100 cars a day and is located off Sand Bank Road in the New Point area of the county.
Over the next six years, about $15,000 will accumulate ...
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