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The Virginia Department of Transportation is responsible for the maintenance of all state roads, such as Brooke Road
Click Here to view VDOT’s Major Initiatives: Route 608 (Brooke Road) Maintenance and Operations
Yes. A plan to realign and elevate Route 608 (Brooke Road) between the intersection of Raven Road and Maplewood Drive for a length of approximately 0.45 miles. This $7.5M project to construct a permanent solution to Brooke Road is included in the County’s proposed FY22-31 Capital Improvements Plan with design work scheduled to begin in Fall/Winter 2021.
To answer that question can be extensive, but to summarize: it takes years to complete transportation projects because of the enormous amount of work that is involved. Before actual construction can even begin, studies and design work must be completed. The proposed area must be surveyed. The environmental, social and economic impact of a road must be studied. A preliminary design of the roadway, must be reviewed by all stakeholders in the project, such as affected property owners and local governments. And finally, all permits must be secured before construction can begin.
For more information on the process and timeline for building a road, please visit: VDOT’s How to Build a Road
Over the past three years, VDOT has had to close Brooke Road to traffic on approximately 13 occasions, outside of temporary closures by Public Safety.
Road closures along Brooke Road impact approximately 450 residences
To realign and elevate Route 608 (Brooke Road) between the intersection of Raven Road and Maplewood Drive for a length of approximately 0.45 miles, it would take approximately 5 – 7 years to complete construction. Design work is anticipated to begin in the Fall/Winter 2021.