‘Pave Vaughn’s Mill Road’

"We live on a mud road. You can call it a gravel road if you want but it's really a mud road."
Jerry Hill: “We live on a mud road. You can call it a gravel road if you want but it’s really a mud road.”

Residents on or near Vaughn’s Mill Road in the Indian Valley section of Floyd County have a message for the Virginia Department of Transportation:  “Pave it.”

As one of the county’s many unpaved roads, Vaughn’s Mill is a sometimes muddy, sometimes dusty and always problem-plagued road, five speakers told VDOT at a public hearing on the county’s six-year road plan Tuesday night.

Four other speakers at the hearing asked for relief on other roads. One wanted signs banning trucks on Oxford Street in Floyd restored along with another sign warning that children were playing in the area. Two wanted the access road to the Slatemont area near the Blue Ridge Parkway added to the road system.  Another said the county couldn’t improve gravel roads in the county until VDOT found a company that delivered road filling that wasn’t more dirt than gravel.

Also on Tuesday night, Supervisors set a public hearing on the proposed fiscal year 2015 budget for May 27 at 7 p.m. the county administration building on Oxford Street

Details in Thursday’s Floyd Press.

Ann Turman: "I would like to see it paved."
Ann Turman: “I would like to see it paved.”
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