The comment period for the Log Mill Road Construction project ends 7 March, 2014. For a project that will close Log Mill for 6-9 months you should make your voice heard.
You can click on the link or graphic below to view the PDF file from PWC Public Works that was presented this past week at a public comment hearing at the Evergreen Fire Station.
Logmill Road CIM 2-19-14
Recently a complaint was filed with Prince William County Supervisor Candland’s office about parking on Bull Run Mountain. Specifically the person or persons asked the supervisor to ban parking at the intersections of Sumney and Youngs Drive, and Nelson Drive and Mountain Road. A number of officers and directors of the Bull Run Mountain Association met with the supervisor’s staff on February 12th to discuss the issue, and other road items.
Parking near those intersections has long been a mountain tradition and one of the mitigating factors for snow storms so that residents who live up the mountain can get to their cars prior to roads being plowed. At the meeting, the BRMCA members told the supervisor’s staff that they objected to a the proposed parking ban. The BRMCA does agree that cars that park right on the apex of the intersections do block snow plowing efforts, hinder visibility and cause intersection congestion, and that shouldn’t be allowed. The BRMCA board believes cars that park safely off the road surface along Youngs Drive (near Sumney), along Mountain Road (near Nelson), and at several other road intersections should be allowed.
If you have an opinion on this issue, the BRMCA would urge you to contact Supervisor Candland’s office at 703-792-6195 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know whether you support parking at these intersections or not. You can also make a comment at the supervisor’s web site at www.supervisorcandland.com/contact/Please CC the board at email@example.com with your views, and let your neighbors who might park at the bottom of the mountain know as well.
The board also allows short-term parking for those who live above Ridge Road at the clubhouse on Ridge. We do ask though that residents not block the circular driveway to the clubhouse, and reminds them that parking in the lower lot where our gravel supplies are kept is not allowed at any time.
The weather forecasters are predicting the biggest snow storm that we’ve had in four years Wednesday night and Thursday morning. Our snow plowing contractor is getting prepared, and will start plowing mountain roads once there is enough to effectively plow, and will continue until they are cleared. He will also apply gravel and salt once the snow is cleared to necessary areas.
The BRMCA Roads Committee asks that all residents try and stay off mountain roads during the storm and snow removal activities. They should stock up Wednesday on food and water and other essentials if they aren’t prepared to go a day or so without access to a vehicle and can’t make it off the mountain.
The roads will be very slippery and treacherous and we urge residents to take the appropriate actions if they have to drive on the roads. They should have tire chains mounted, carry a shovel, and drive very carefully and defensively. Over the several smaller storms we’ve had this winter, we’ve heard of and seen multiple cars in the ditches, multiple car-to-car crashes, and the traffic on the roads has ended up packing the snow down before we could plow it, making the aftermath even icier.
Please stay safe during this storm, and if you absolutely don’t have drive anywhere, don’t.