Sign Petition

Save the Alrich Tract at Spotsylvania

186 Signatures Goal: 250

I respectfully call upon the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to fulfill its obligations under a Memorandum of Agreement signed by the agency in May 1997 and reaffirmed by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in December 2000 and the Federal Highway Administration in May 2001. The purpose of the agreement is to provide mitigation for the Spotsylvania Court House Bypass, a roadway that is proposed for the Alrich Tract, the scene of heavy fighting on May 12, 1864, during the Civil War battle of Spotsylvania Court House. Part of the Alrich Tract is listed on the National Register of Historic Places; all of the property is eligible for listing on the National Register. As a result, VDOT must comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, as well as Section 4(F) of the U.S. Department of Transportation Act. Complying with the agreement will prevent vehicular road access from the proposed bypass to the northern part of the Alrich Tract. This will facilitate preservation of this unique historic resource, which is currently zoned for agricultural land use. We entreat VDOT to abide by the Memorandum of Agreement and not allow additional vehicular access points along the Court House Bypass. Doing so would not only put the historic Alrich Tract in jeopardy

Sponsor

Spotsylvania Battlefields Coalition http://www.spotsylvaniabattlefields.org

Comment

178

Signatures

  • 6 years ago
    Robert Gould United States
    6 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    stacey roeseler United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Dan Conway United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Jean St John United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    JoAnne Davis United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    michael neidigh United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Mimi Kotner United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    Terry Hiebert United States
    7 years ago
  • 7 years ago
    John Alrich United States
    7 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Leonard Overmyer III United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Ben Ash United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Pamela Ungar United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Megan Reece United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Rhonda Watts United States
    8 years ago
  • 8 years ago
    Donna Hixson United States
    8 years ago
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