After three months of construction, Fleetwood Road near Lenah reopened to through traffic Wednesday, with cars cruising on fresh asphalt.
Fleetwood Road runs between Rt. 50 and Evergreen Mills Road and skirts the western edge of the Willowsford subdivision.
The gravel road was paved through the state’s Rural Rustic Road Program, which upgrades the surface and roadside ditches, but leaves trees and other rural characteristics in place. The Virginia Department of Transportation project paved 1.8 miles of the road north of Rt. 50.
The northern end of Fleetwood Road remains gravel. Supervisor Tony Buffington (R-Blue Ridge) said he wants to work with the Willowsford developers to accelerate plans to pave that section.