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MPPDC gives its backing to Gloucester court circle improvements

Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission has lent its support to a project to make improvements to the Gloucester court circle.

During a meeting Oct. 26 at Nick’s Spaghetti and Steak House, Shacklefords, MPPDC voted to back Gloucester’s request. This project will rehabilitate existing sidewalks to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act standards and improve pedestrian access to historic buildings within the court circle.

 Also, the MPPDC resolution said this project will enhance pedestrian access to the county’s Main Street, which previously was constructed to comply with ADA standards over several years through a series of transportation grants.

Gloucester, with MPPDC support, has applied for federal funds, administered through the Virginia Department of Transportation. The project qualifies for grant consideration since Route 17 is considered a “Corridor of Statewide Significance,” the application said.

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