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Supervisors review transportation projects at work session

A review and discussion of transportation funding projects occupied the Gloucester County Board of Supervisors at its May 15 work session, which was held in the colonial courthouse.

Carol Rizzio, senior planner with the county’s Planning and Zoning Department, provided an overview of Virginia Department of Transportation funding and projects, as well as the county’s Secondary Six-Year Plan, which is coming up for public hearing on June 5.

There are several different funding sources available for improvements to transportation in Gloucester. The first three, which together make up VDOT’s Six-Year Improvement Program—SMART Scale, federal funds available through the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization and locally supported/locally requested projects—are awarded through a competitive application process.

Then there is the county’s Secondary Six-Year Plan money, with a set amount of funding provided each year to Gloucester for paved and ...

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