The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded the Beverley Manor District of Augusta County $300,000 for a pedestrian throughway and sidewalk from the Augusta Farms neighborhood toward the Stuarts Draft public school complex behind it. The grant will complete the funding of all three phases of the project.
Residents in the Augusta Farms neighborhood have long awaited the project so that children could directly access their schools without a need for busing. Design and planning of the project is being worked out by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Augusta County Government Center. Ground is tentatively set to be broken some time in 2010.