The Salem church reference was not meant to compare the two battlefields. But reference the method and mode of development.
I realize the location is behind the park service lines. However obviously if you are from the area you are aware of the intentions of Spotsylvania county to widen 3 some more. As well as the widening of 3 closer to Culpeper.
Personally I am afraid of this particular development being the key to as planners say to opening up more development, then come some more road widening, turning lanes, clover leaves, more infrastructure to build more, and then whoops we are right next door to the park service boundaries.
Any who, maybe I look to far ahead. I appreciate Do appreciate your comments. As a student, I look for criticism to make better cases. I would be curious to the statements by the CWPT and what their concerns would be.
Traffic can never be solves by widening a road. For those of you in the area you’re aware of this. In the current school of planners it is assumed that if a road is a level c or d, widening it is only a 2 or 3 year fix. Because it is viewed as an increase in the infrastructure to construct more in a suburban environment. In a rural environment the current teaching is to provide better turning lanes and keep the road size to a minimum, therefore depriving the ability of a road to support large growth.
Regardless if Route 20 will go into park service land, it will still affect historic battlefield land and play a major role in the private property abounding the park service held property.
And in speaking about it being wooded yes that’s a good point. View shed I have no knowledge of. However I believe you can see Route 3 from Elwood.
It is interesting to note that the Chair of Their Board of Supervisors owns a tire shop. I wonder though if he is worried about losing his business. I am not too sure where his shop is, but Id image that’s going to be some competition.
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