Irvington and VDOT divvy up town sidewalks

by Audrey Thomasson

IRVINGTON—A long-awaited solution over who will pay for and fix the town’s crumbling sidewalks was resolved last week between the Town of Irvington and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

During months of researching historical records, VDOT was able to ascertain ownership of some sidewalks, while others could not be determined.

After a closed session March 9, council members unanimously passed a resolution accepting VDOT’s proposal for the state to take ownership of those sidewalks in question that are adjacent to state right-of-way, while the town will be responsible for sidewalks not located on state right-of-way.

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