Notwithstanding the provisions of § 15.2-2265, when the streets in a subdivision have not been accepted into the highway system and serve only, or are primarily for, the general welfare of the inhabitants of the subdivision and do not serve as a connector to other public rights-of-way, then upon petition to the governing body of the locality, signed by the owners of two-thirds of the subdivision lots, including the subdivider if he has an interest in the subdivision, requesting that they be allowed to restrict ingress and egress to the subdivision, the governing body may permit the restriction subject to the following conditions:
1. The restriction may be abolished at any time in the sole discretion of the governing body,
2. The restriction shall not be asserted in opposition to the public ownership,
3. The streets shall not be blocked to ingress and egress of government or public service company vehicles,
4. Necessary maintenance of the streets will be paid for by the owners, and
5. Such other conditions as may be imposed by the governing body.
1980, c. 358, § 15.1-478.2; 1997, c. 587.