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$5.79 Million Extension to Renaissance Drive in Kernstown

11 January 2018 News

The Frederick County Board of Supervisors met yesterday, January 10, 2018 and one of the major items they approved was a project to expand Renaissance Drive in Kernstown.

This $5.79 million project shouldn’t require any financial support from the coffers of Frederick County.   The funding sources include area developers and revenue sharing with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

The approval was one vote short of unanimous.  The holdout was Judith McCann-Slaughter.  She voted against the measure because there is no backstop agreement in place.  A backstop agreement would be a provision that ensures developers include a promise of additional funds to cover any later cost overruns in their funding proffers.

The  road extension will be a two lane road with a bridge to take it over the railroad track crossing on Renaissance Drive.  The bridge itself will be 4 lanes, with 2 lanes in each direction.

John Bishop with the Frederick County Planning Department says the planning part of the project should take about a year and the actual construction would take up to 18 months.

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