It goes without saying that being able to properly maintain any sort of park is vital to its operation. The matter of fixing the access road into Westmoreland State Park was what brought VDOT’s Stephen McKeever before the board last month bearing a resolution for them.
According to McKeever, who also gave pictures to the board members to illustrate his point, the road that accessed the beach at Westmoreland State Park has been slowly sliding thanks to erosion damage, a process typically referred to as creep. That said, if the conditions are right, creep can suddenly turn to slump, which is when a chunk of earth on a hill or cliff suddenly gives way. In the week before the board meeting, the road was within 9 feet of the back of a retaining fence.
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