County begins work on Farmview Road

FRONT ROYAL – Drivers who use Farmview Road in the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District can expect a smoother drive in a couple of months.

Construction of the Farmview Road Rural Addition project started Monday with crews clearing and grading the site, Deputy County Administrator Robert Childress said Wednesday. The project area covers approximately 0.31 miles from the intersection of Howellsville Road west to a new cul-de-sac.

General Excavation Inc., of Warrenton, is conducting the major road construction. Childress said he expects crews to complete construction within 60 days. Motorists can expect crews to close the road for short periods during construction.   Childress advised residents to use detours to avoid delays.

Childress, who also provides oversight management within the sanitary district, explained that the project includes drainage improvements, new culverts, wider shoulders, the removal of vegetation and hazardous trees, better sight distance, upgraded intersections and a paved surface. The project is designed to improve the road to meet Virginia Department of Transportation standards so the state can take over maintenance of the rural route.

Farmview Road serves one of the most densely populated areas of Shenandoah Farms, according to County Administrator Doug Stanley. The project ranks second on a list of priorites in the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District Capital Improvement Plan. VDOT, the county and the property owners of the Shenandoah Farms Sanitary District will share the cost of the project.