Residents may have noticed some amount of construction going on, and they will see much more in the next month or so. Thanks to a $7,500 grant from the State of Virginia Forestry Department Firewise program, the BRMCA were able to create three emergency vehicle turn-arounds within our road right-of-way on the mountain at the ends of Judy Terrace, Warburton and on Ridge Road. These graveled areas are for emergency use only — parking is not allowed, and cars found parked in these areas will be towed.
There are more road repairs planned. The Prince William County contractor has been cleaning ditches and repairing potholes on some of the roads, and will be repairing them on all roads. After that is complete, we are planning on adding a new layer of chip coat to sections of Ridge Road, Smithy and Gore where the original chip coating is growing thin. The county is also planning on chip coating sections of North Jackson and North Lookout at the same time.
One of the reasons for more road repair this year is because the BRMCA and county has finally paid off the bond that paid for the original chip coating of mountain roads. This has freed up additional funds for much-needed road repairs.
We hope to see all the members at the meeting.