If you have driven down Davis Highway, the road that connects Louisa to Mineral, in the past few weeks, chances are good that you have also noticed a group of surveyors and little red flags dotting the side of the road.
It wasn’t until recently that residents found out about the impact the results of the survey could have on the layout of the town of Mineral.
Surveyors from the Virginia Department of Transportation are in the process of determining whether a three-lane road stretching from the town of Louisa to Chalk Level Road is a possibility as a future project.
At the Mineral Town Council Meeting on Monday, Aug. 12, Vice-Mayor Bernice Wilson-Kube and Mineral Town Council Member Tom Runnett jointly suggested that the county explore the possibility of extending the three-lane highway to the town limits of Mineral.
The council voted to submit a proposal to Louisa County Administrator Robert Dubé and the Louisa County Board of Supervisors for further consideration.
Kube said the council has been looking for a solution to traffic problems along the road for years, and the exploratory surveys provided the perfect opportunity to take action.
Should the results of the surveys dictate that the three-lane road is a possibility, it would provide critical support to the proposed plan. The three-lane road would run from the area near the Dollar General and could possibly extend as far as the entrance of Chopping Road.
To read the entire story, see the Aug. 15 edition of The Central Virginian.