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Smooth roads ahead

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 4:04 pm

As the discussions about schools and communication towers at last month’s Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors meeting carried on, a quick spot of news about the local route 640, or Layton Landing Road, nearly escaped notice. Namely, the board voted on a resolution to bring the route into the Rural Rustic Roads program. The program was first enacted by VDOT back in 2002 as a means to pave Virginia’s unpaved roads in a practical manner so as to bring paved roads to more and more of the rural areas of the state. Environmentally, the program is oriented towards having as little of an impact on the surrounding environs as possible. Trees and vegetation are left largely untouched, and the new hard-surface road has the same alignment and dimensions as the unpaved road that it was built atop of.

Layton Landing Road is a part of roadway just off Flat Iron Road. Improving this particular stretch is part of a six-year plan to improve secondary roads across the county. In May, Route 625, or Twiford Road, was mentioned as having gained funding for improvements, with construction starting next year in the summer.

For the full article, pick up the latest Westmoreland news 8/15/18