Benedictine move delayed
The Benedictine College Preparatory move to the county scheduled for January is postponed due to issues with county permitting. Official school statement can be found in their online newsletter. The sticking point, 2 feet of turning lane. The delay is a bit of set back especially considering that the school has spent $693,400 on a nearby property for the headmaster. The purchase of the headmaster property has ruffled a few feathers as well. Full details at RTD.
Accommodating the turning lanes along River Road would require a minimum of 50 feet of right of way, if the county allows curb-and-gutter design of the turn lanes. A detailed plat of the roadway shows a minimum of 48 feet at some points fronting the Pembroke subdivision, Satterwhite said.
The county also has determined that curb-and-gutter design, which Benedictine has proposed, is not appropriate for River Road’s designation as a rural roadway. Satterwhite points out that the property abuts state Route 288, which uses curb-and-gutter for its approach roads. Ditch-and-shoulder rural roadway design would require more right of way.