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Town of Appomattox, VA
Appomattox County
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The intent of the Town Council is to require the necessary street and highway construction requirements needed to make all subdivision roads eligible for acceptance into the secondary road system of the State Department of Transportation. Before approval of the roads in any final subdivision plat shall be given, the highway resident engineer for the county shall submit in writing that all requirements and specifications of the State Department of Transportation for acceptance into the secondary road system have been met. This approval does not indicate, however, that such roads will be immediately accepted into the secondary road system of the State Department of Transportation. The roads must render a public service, that is, from a standpoint of occupied dwellings and continuing traffic service to the same. After the effective date of the ordinance from which this chapter derives, all subdivisions shall incorporate the following requirements, standards and specifications:
A. 
Right-of-way width shall be not less than 50 feet.
B. 
Roadway graded to 30 feet exclusive of side ditches.
C. 
The following requirements concerning drainage shall apply:
(1) 
Drainage structures including culverts approved by the State Department of Transportation shall be provided.
(2) 
Drainage easements within subdivisions and easements for drainage outlets leaving subdivisions are to be shown on recorded plat of subdivision.
D. 
Aggregate base for pavement shall be a minimum of 20 feet in width and five inches in depth and shall be of satisfactory stabilizing material meeting the requirements of the current State Department of Transportation specifications.
E. 
Pavement shall be a minimum width of 20 feet consisting of a prime and double seal treatment of bituminous material and aggregate. The rates of application and the material shall meet the requirements of the current State Department of Transportation specifications.
F. 
Side ditches and outlet ditches shall be paved in accordance with the State Department of Transportation's current specifications, if deemed necessary by the highway resident engineer for the county.
G. 
All drainage structures under driveways shall be a minimum of 12 inches in diameter.
H. 
The inclusion of new subdivision roads into the secondary road system of the State Department of Transportation at any time other than July 1 will require the developer to pay a maintenance fee based on the following rates:
Total Length of Subdivision Roads
Yearly Fee
0.00 to 0.25 mile
$150
0.25 to 0.50 mile
$300
0.50 to 1.00 mile
$600
As an example, a subdivision road 0.35 mile in length added to the secondary system effective September 1 would require the following maintenance fee:
$300 x 10/12 = $250
I. 
The developer shall contact the highway resident engineer for the county to determine the requirements necessary to be met to comply with the State Department of Transportation design standards and specifications.