Augusta County Board Of Supervisors OK Route 636 Relocation Project

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

Augusta County Board of Supervisors approved a private-public partnership agreement to build a new road.

The relocation of route 636 will connect routes 250, 285 and 358 in Fishersville.

Augusta County will pay $3.6 million and the state will match that amount.

The total cost of the project is $13 million dollars.

Augusta County Fire Chief Carson Holloway said the current road makes it nearly impossible for ambulances and fire trucks to get through.

Emergency vehicles could use this route to get to Augusta Health.

He said Goose Creek Road is too tight and there is limited visibility on the road.

Augusta County Supervisor Jeff Moore said it will increase safety in a growing area.

"Health care is our second largest employer in the county. By building the road, we can contribute to develop that quarter, hopefully it will produce more jobs," Moore said.

Moore said as many as 12,000 cars will be able to use it.

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