N E W S R E L E A S E
March 27, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Paul Holt, Director of Planning757-253-6685; Email
JCC reschedules first Mooretown Road Extended Corridor Study public meeting
The first public meeting for the Mooretown Road Corridor Study has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 29 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will be held at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Rd. The previously scheduled meeting date of April 17 has been canceled.
The study will examine the feasibility and alternatives for extending Mooretown Road (SR 603) from Lightfoot Road north to Croaker Road. It will weigh potential benefits and impacts to property and business owners located in the study area.
The meeting agenda will include a brief presentation of the current and projected traffic conditions in the study area, a review of the known environmental conditions, current and planned land use, and an overview of the real estate market. The public is encouraged to share input on issues and opportunities that should be considered during the development of alternative alignments for the potential roadway.
The study is anticipated to take place over the next 12-15 months. There will be ongoing opportunities for input prior to the study’s conclusion and presentation to the Board of Supervisors.
In 2009, the Mooretown Road Extension was incorporated into the adopted James City County Comprehensive plan after analysis revealed that the road could improve evacuation options during severe weather events and had the potential to alleviate traffic congestion. It was also noted that this road extension could open several large parcels of land to economic development. However, the Comprehensive Plan does not define a specific route for the Mooretown Road Extension.