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‘No Parking’ signs, barrier erected at Tin Can Alley on Gwynn’s Island


“No Parking” signs went up last week along both sides of the road and a barrier was installed at the end of Route 633 on Gwynn’s Island following a July 25 decision in Mathews County Circuit Court.

The court order, signed by Judge Jeffrey W. Shaw, came at the request of Mark and Candy Eubank, owners of a property at the end of Sweet Gum Drive near Tin Can Alley.

Tin Can Alley is the historic name for a small patch of beach at the end of Old Ferry Road. The Eubanks’ property is immediately adjacent to that site.

The July 25 Motion to Enforce Settlement Agreement was made to comply with a Feb. 22 agreement between the Eubanks and the Virginia Commissioner of Highways. The July 25 motion also directed the Virginia Department of Transportation to “use reasonable engineering practices to design and construct a drainage control structure extending from the existing rip-rap on the Eubank property to control the flow of water from the existing outlet on...

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