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Road issue is stirring up the dirt

A mile-long stretch of road in King George County is stirring up a lot of dirt.

Residents of Eagles Nest Lane on the Potomac River are upset because they’ve waited 20 years for their road to be paved. Then, after the Virginia Department of Transportation workers started the project, the county told them last month to stop.

Members of the Board of Supervisors applied the brakes because they say they need to re-examine their road priorities. They say they didn’t know that Eagles Nest Lane, State Route 682, had jumped to the top of the list, even though it’s been on the county’s six-year road plan since 2007—a plan the board has approved each year.

Adding to the issue is the other road that supervisors said they believed was their top priority. That’s Alden Road, State Route 620.

Dale Sisson Jr. is the supervisor who questioned why it wasn’t at the top of the list. His parents live on Alden Road, but then, he also has relatives on Eagles Nest Lane.

“There is a lot of confusion about which road is the priority,” Sisson said in November, when the issue first came up.

Read the full story in a coming issue of The Free Lance-Star.