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Neighborhood Streets May Soon be Under Water

Stafford County, Va. –– It’s the largest public construction project in Stafford County since Interstate 95 was built, and now it’s about the claim portions of three neighborhood streets.

Portions of Rocky Run Road, Brookview Lane and Berea Woods Drive will be flooded as part the construction project to build Rocky Pen Reservoir near Village Parkway in south Stafford.

Residents who live at three home sites that would be cut off from the street grid after the flooding would be able to access the roads after an extension of Cool Well Court is built, according to county documents.

More to the story: See a map of the affected area produced by Stafford County officials.

The Stafford County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote on whether or not to flood those streets during their meeting on Tuesday.

County staff has shown their approval of flooding those streets.

The reservoir should open sometime next year, and like the county’s Able Lake and Smith Lake reservoirs, will be able to provide about 13 million gallons of water per day. The water will be pumped in from the nearby Rappahannock River.

Also on Stafford’s Board agenda on Tuesday is the final public hearing for the redistricting process.

Officials are putting the final touches on what will be the magisterial districts in the county for the next 10 years.

There has been some debate over whether or not to change the make up of the Aquia Harbour neighborhood in North Stafford.

The public hearing begins at 7 p.m.

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