Route 1117

A satellite image of Route 1117 courtesy of Google Maps.

Northampton County took its final step in the process of abandonment of Route 1117 in Cape Charles.

The short section of road is being purchased by Southport Investors on behalf of the Cape Charles Yacht Center. The Yacht Center will use the section of road to move its large boat lifts to storage areas when they aren’t in use.

The Cape Charles Yacht center is now under new management by a firm in Maine.

The recent construction of a new road from Stone Road to Bay Creek and has alleviated the need for the section of road to be available to the motoring public. Part of the project widened Old Cape Charles Road and extended it all the way to the former Bayshore Concrete.

The Cape Charles Town Council approved the abandonment at their last meeting. The County approved a Resolution of Abandonment unanimously Tuesday evening.

Signage will be posted on the 995 foot stretch of road for 30 days. A letter will then be sent for final approval to the Virginia Department of Transportation in Richmond.