County sets hearing on roads plan for June

WOODSTOCK – Shenandoah County leaders plan to hold the public hearing on its state-maintained, secondary roads next month rather than tonight.

The county postponed the hearing on the Six-Year Secondary Road Plan to the Board of Supervisors’ meeting at 9 a.m. on June 13. The county intends to hold the hearing jointly with the Virginia Department of Transportation. Supervisors also must take action on the plan at the same meeting in order for the county to provide the document to the Commonwealth Transportation Board in time for the state panel’s consideration at its June 15 meeting.

The Northern Virginia Daily did not publish the advertisement for the hearing as required due to a computer error. County Administrator Mary T. Price explained Monday that the advertisement must run twice ahead of the hearing. In years past, the board has held the hearing at its night meeting in May then takes action on the plan at the following June day meeting, giving members time to hear from constituents before voting on the document.

Supervisors discussed the plan with Edwin “Ed” Carter, assistant residency administrator at VDOT’s Edinburg office, at their May 4 work session. Price said she expects Carter to attend the board’s June 1 work session. Some board members advised Price that constituents contacted them to request that the plan include additional, potential road improvements.

Contact staff writer Alex Bridges at 540-465-5137 ext. 125, or abridges@nvdaily.com