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Supervisors support keeping Tucker Swamp Road open

Published 9:52am Tuesday, November 27, 2012

COURTLAND—Southampton County supervisors on Monday supported a resolution to keep Tucker Swamp Road near Ivor open once the new U.S. Route 460 is built.

Reports have indicated that the $1.4 billion, 55-mile toll road will cut through Tucker Swamp Road, creating dead-ends on both sides. Construction of the highway, which will connect Suffolk with Petersburg, is expected to begin next year.

Berlin-Ivor District Supervisor Ronnie West said dissecting Tucker Swamp Road would have an unfavorable economic impact on Western Tidewater.

“Many from the Ivor area take Tucker Swamp Road to Franklin to do their shopping,” West said. “We will start spending our money in Suffolk instead of Franklin.”

The road also leads to Tucker Swamp Church, which West says has one of the largest memberships among churches in Southampton County.

He also understands the Board of Supervisors will have a say in the Virginia Department of Transportation’s decision concerning the future of Tucker Swamp Road.

 

  • greg

    thanks,RoyDeSoto.
    i just bought a home on bell road this last spring,my property runs from the railroad back to the powerline easement and im just trying to figure out if im in the crosshairs or not .

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  • RoyDeSoto

    This might help. Info direct from VDOT:

    Rte 618, Saddler Rd.
    Overpass

    Rte 600, Boothe Rd.
    Cul-de-Sac

    Ivor Rd. (SR 616)
    Interchange

    Rte 600, Doles Rd.
    Cul-de-Sac

    Rte 614, Seacock Chapel Rd.
    Overpass

    Rte 635, Tucker Swamp Rd.
    Cul-de-Sac

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  • greg

    i cant get to these meetings b/c i work second shift.
    is there an actual aerial map somewhere of where this road is supposed to be ?
    where or at what area down ivor road is it supposed to cut through ?

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  • AR

    Attend meetings. Call your area Board of Supervisor and ask him to support your views/wants/needs or don’t complain!

    Route 460
    Corridor
    Masterplan
    First Community Meeting

    There will be a community meeting for citizens to learn about the Route 460 Corridor Masterplan and provide initial input on the growth and development of the corridor. This information will be used to develop future land use alternatives which will be presented at a later date. The meeting will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012, from 6pm to 8pm in the Cafeteria at Windsor High School, 24 Church Street, Windsor, VA 23487. All interested citizens including residents, business owners, and community organizations are encouraged to attend. For more information please contact the Planning and Zoning Department at (757) 365-6276

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    • geographically challenged

      why has there not been a public hearing, meeting, or map reveal held in Southampton County? Has anyone heard a reason for that?

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  • MyHometown

    Mr. West is speaking for his constituency Tucker Swamp road is a concern for all of the reasons he mentioned and for EMS and Fire response. Ivor rd will remain open. That is where the interchange will be. Know your facts before you trash someone Mr. West has always represented his district well. Did you even think about the fact that this highway to benefit Richmond and VB are cutting through his district?

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  • mbrya023

    West wants that road kept open above others simply because that is where he lives. He is out for his personal interest and that is all, he doesn’t even try to hide it.

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    • MikeW

      I agree with you mbrya023…Mr. West wouldn’t give a tinker’s damn if this highway was going through another area.

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  • zuni1

    OK, so because a supervisor lives on Tucker Swamp, he is pushing to keep it open. What about all of the other roads that this thing will cross? Ivor Road, Doles Road, Millfield Road, Seacock Chapel Road, etc. Are any of them slated to be dead ended? Or is Tucker Swamp the only one?

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    • mbrya023

      Ivor Road carries more traffic and would be a better choice to keep open. I guess we will have to have someone from the BOS move there for it to be brought up to be spared though.

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    • gcal1971

      agreed to waht zuni1 says…what about the other roads….the new plan will cut across Seacock Chapel Road as well.

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      • mbrya023

        As long as it stays away from his church he won’t care. There are A LOT of other churches in the area. Takes a lot of gall to say the whole project needs to be adjusted for one and not the other!

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  • Second Opinion

    by the way could you please put as your subject line: 460 project Southampton county. I get tons of email and I do not want your request to go to the spam bucket. Thanks

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