RT. 17 and Rt. 211 Connector (Bypass)

Click to see the  Fauquier County Transportation Committee Route 211 - Route 17 Corridor Study  on the WEB.  Please draw your attention to the "2030 Traffic Forecast" of 2,000 vehicles per hour on page 3.  Also see the new modified version of the proposed 211/17 connector.
 
PDF files from the Fauquier Times-Democrat and additional information  (You may have to adjust your Adobe Reader to enlarge document)
April 22nd 2011 Facts are facts  By Mark Nesfeder
 
February 16th 2011 Let the sun shine in & Lift the Limit
February 9th 2011 Reader reaction Control, not delay
February 3rd 2011 Speed reduction is good first step
February 3rd 2011 Warrenton to extend 15 mph trial period
 
January 29th  2011 Standard Operating procedure  and  What about Broadview
January 26th  2011 Speed-limit Reduction is a great solution
January 21st  2011 Speed Limit Changes Neighborhood
 
The Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on July 8, 2010, at 6:30 P.M., in the Warren Green Building.  The COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS CPAM10-MA-001 A Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Warrenton Service District Plan for the reintroduction of the Route 211 Route 17 Connector corridor reservation. (Frederick P.D. Carr, Staff) was finally voted on.  I am happy to report that the "Motion" to put the plan back on the table did not carry by a vote of 3 to 2.  Updated July 8th, 2010
 
The Fauquier County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on May 13, 2010, at 6:30 P.M., in the Warren Green Building.  The COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENTS CPAM10-MA-001 A Comprehensive Plan Amendment to the Warrenton Service District Plan for the reintroduction of the Route 211 Route 17 Connector corridor reservation. (Frederick P.D. Carr, Staff) was gain last on their agenda.  When the item came up on the agenda, Mr. Nyhous again suspended the vote until June so the "Impact on Fenton Farm" could be weighed.  See the Connector road vote stalled until June article from May 12 Fauquier Times-Democrat.  Additionally see the new modified version of the 211/17 connector proposed as excerpted from the Board of Supervisors agenda by Tony Tedeschi provide to me by Randy Anderson.  Updated May 26th, 2010
July 7th 2010 Board nixes U.S. 211/17 right of way
July 9th 2010 The road not taken
July 7th 2010 U.S.17/211 bypass opponents cite watershed concerns
 
May 26th 2010 Broadway improvements should come first
May 21st 2010 Road support is based on made-up numbers
May 21st 2010 The numbers speak for themselves
May 19th 2010 Numbers show that connector is long overdue & Meeting Should be open to all sides
May 12th 2010 Connector road vote stalled until June
 
April 23rd 2010 Proponents keep road's scale out of public view.
April 14th 2010 Supervisors delay decision on divisive convertor road.
April 14th 2010 A road by any other name.
April 7th 2010 Nyhous Leaving Options.
 
March 17th 2010 Commission give faint praise, many conditions to road
March 19th 2010 A vote in favor of 'connector'
 
February 10 2010 Road Will Encourage Sprawl in Two Counties
February  4 2010
Connector Plan Stirs Lively Debate
February  4 2010
Officials Good at Blame
 
January 27 2010 Planners Host 'Road Rage' Hearing
January 27 2010
'Connector' Road's Ills Far Outweigh Its Benefits
 
Article in Fauquier Times Democrat after meeting:

Checking References   and   Connector Shows Disconnect Between Residents; Supervisors
Warrenton Connector Proposal Polarizes Community

The next public hearing scheduled for December 9th 2009 ahs been moved to January 28, 2010.

 
Articles pertaining to November 2 2009 Fauquier Planning Commission Community Meeting

Tout Route Rout Route

Planners To Hold Bypass Meeting

Chapter 6 Warrenton Service District Plan
http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/documents/departments/commdev/pdf/warrplan/WarrentonPlanAdopted.pdf
Revision to Chapter 6 passed out at the meeting:
Chapter 6 Draft Revised for Planning Commission Consideration September 24th 2009

Proposed Route 211 Route 17 Connector Corridor Fauquier County Transportation Committee April 29, 2009
http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/documents/committees/TranspComm/minutes/PPT_04-29-09.pdf
 
Wednesday August 19 2009 Excerpts of Articles and Minutes Concerning the Timber Fence Route 211/Route 17 Connector compiled by Duncan Campbell
 
PDF files from the Fauquier Times-Democrat but are not on their WEB site.
Wednesday August 12 2009 Proceed with Caution and About Face
Wednesday August 12 2009
Bypass Raises More Issues Than It Solves
Wednesday August 5 2009
Planners Begin Bypass Review
Friday, July 24 2009
Planners to hear town bypass idea
Tuesday, July 21 2009
Just Fix Broadview   - written by Eric Treworgy
Tuesday, July 15 2009
Stop The Nonsense, Once and For All  - written by Eric Treworgy
Tuesday, July 15 2009
Bypass Through Residential Area Makes No Sense  - Written by Nancy Powell
 
If You're Not Part of the Solution...Submitted By: Davis Russell
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat  -  TUESDAY, JULY 21 2009
http://www.fauquier.com/letter/783/
 
Bypass Plan Divides Two Warrenton Neighborhoods  -  By Don Del Rosso
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat  -  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 2009
http://www.fauquier.com/news/2009/jul/15/bypass-plan-divides-two-warrenton-neighborhoods/
 
RESOLUTION INITIATING AN AMENDMENT TO THE WARRENTON SERVICE DISTRICT PLAN FOR THE RE-INTRODUCTION OF A ROUTE 211 ROUTE 17 CONNECTION was passed on 9 July by BOS.
http://www.fauquiercounty.gov/government/departments/bos/includes/currentagenda/
 
Connector is Critical to traffic Safety & New Road, Old Wrong Thinking Plus Enough is Enough
PDF file sent to me from Jodi Liebel, they were in the Fauquier Times-Democrat but are not on their WEB site.

Connector is Critical and New Road, Old Wrong Thinking    and Enough is Enough   

 
Beltway Is Beginning of End for Warrenton  -  Submitted By: Leslie Cheek
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 2009
http://www.fauquier.com/letter/765/
 
Broadview merchants unmoved  -  By Kelly Am
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat  -  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23 2008
http://www.fauquier.com/news/2008/apr/23/broadview/
 
Broadview meeting slated for Monday  -  By Kelly Alm
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat  - TUESDAY, APRIL 15 2008
http://www.fauquier.com/news/2008/apr/15/broadview/
 
Consultant unveils Broadview Options  -  By Kelly Alm
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat  - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5 2008
http://www.fauquier.com/news/2008/mar/05/consultant-unveils-broadview-options/
 
Broadview beautification back on the agenda  -  By Kelly Alm
Source: Fauquier Times-Democrat  - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20 2008
http://www.fauquier.com/news/2008/feb/20/Broadview_Transportation_29_Comprehensive_Plan/
 
More planning is needed before building a 'connector road'  -  By Tom Rush, Warrenton
Source: Times Community Newspapers  - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 2005   - UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 4 2007
http://www.fauquier.com/news/2005/aug/03/more-planning-is-needed-before-building-a-connecto/
 
Subdivision residents object to 'collector road' By Alexandra Bogdanovic
Source: Times Community Newspapers  - WEDNESDAY, JULY 27 2005   - UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 4 2007
http://www.fauquier.com/news/2005/jul/27/subdivison-residents-object-to-collector-road/
 
 Residents oppose by-pass  -  By Joanne and Chester Glascock, Warrenton (Our own Silver Cup Residents)
Source: Times Community Newspapers  - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10 2005   - UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 4 2007
http://www.fauquier.com/news/2005/aug/10/residents-oppose-by-pass/
 
Residents of Foxcroft Road to speeders: Slow down  -  By By: Alexandra Bogdanovic
Source: Times Community Newspapers  - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25 2006  - UPDATED MONDAY, JUNE 4 2007
http://www.fauquier.com/news/2006/oct/25/residents-of-foxcroft-road-to-speeders-slow-down/
 
Received March 29th 2007
Towns Comp Plan 2000-2025.
Principal Access Issues
The solution to many critical future Town access problems will need to be considered for action by Fauquier County officials and representatives of the Warrenton Service District. If such actions not taken, traffic problems will remain within the Town and traffic conditions will become increasingly more unacceptable. For example, a new roadway constructed between US 211 and the US 17 flyover would tend to divert through traffic around Warrenton's most congested and heavily traveled street with numerous signalized intersections.
Objective
9. To reduce the future impact of through-traffic on the local street system by diverting regional traffic from local and downtown streets to US 17, 211 and 29 and other existing and planned circumferential routes.
Policy
1.) Plan, Design and Build the Western Parkway (Loop Road). Coordinate with the County, VDOT and landowners to ensure the achievement of a new link that by-passes Broadview and Shirley Avenue to connect Route 17 with Route 29 south near Wal-Mart, in order to relieve traffic on Broadview and
 
Warrenton 2020 Transportation Plan May - 2002
http://virginiadot.org/projects/resources/Warrenton_plansummary_FINAL.pdf

WARRENTON TRANSPORTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
US 211 Broadview Ave Rte 211 Bus/Waterloo St Winchester St 1.01 Widen to a six-lane divided urban roadway with dedicated turn-lanes  at a cost of $8,711,000
US 211 Lee Highway Winchester St Warrenton ECL 1.17 Widen to a standard six-lane divided urban roadway at a cost of $10,091,000
2.) Shirley Avenues and allow for their redevelopment and revitalization into stronger, more pedestrian friendly, mixed use neighborhoods.
 
 
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