Search: Hydraulic Road
April 26, 2017
The future of one of the most significant intersections in Albemarle County and Charlottesville was the topic Wednesday at the first public meeting for a new planning initiative. “We can start to get your feedback on Route 29 and the Hydraulic Area to produce a land-use plan within that general ...
March 12, 2017
“We’re not here to do the Hydraulic Road grade-separated intersection,” said Philip Shucet at the inaugural meeting of a group overseeing possible changes to Hydraulic Road-U.S. 29. In fact, no one knows yet what form proposals might take. Point noted. There’s a tendency to look at the ...
March 09, 2017
A panel of elected officials, business owners and citizens met for the first time Thursday to begin planning for the future of the intersection of U.S. 29 and Hydraulic Road. They were told at the outset the outcome may not be the same as at Rio Road. “We’re ...
February 14, 2017
A series of meetings to shape the future of the intersection of U.S. 29 and Hydraulic Road will get underway in March, and the head of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission said there are no preconceived outcomes. “Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne is very clear that we’re ...
January 19, 2017
Virginia’s secretary of transportation was in Charlottesville on Thursday to celebrate completion of one major project on U.S. 29 and to announce that planning soon will begin for a future one. “At your request, we are kicking off a study of Hydraulic Road and the Route 29 intersection ...
July 26, 2016
The Charlottesville Planning Commission will not recommend that the city conduct a small-area plan for the area surrounding the intersection of Hydraulic Road and U.S. 29. “I believe that, compared to the other small-area plans, this would be least prioritized,” commission Chairman John Santoski said. “I don’t think ...
July 11, 2014
If sound barriers are built along a portion of the U.S. 250 bypass as part of the so-called Best Buy ramp, a Charlottesville design committee wants the Virginia Department of Transportation to keep them as simple as possible. “[They] need to be as plain as possible and include vegetation ...
July 09, 2014
Since it was first conceived more than a decade ago, a $30 million project to extend Hillsdale Drive into Charlottesville has been managed by city officials. But Charlottesville officials are now considering handing over management of the $30-million Hillsdale Drive extension to coordinate its implementation with $230 million in projects ...
May 21, 2014
The Charlottesville City Council informally has endorsed a $203 million package of transportation projects to address traffic congestion on U.S. 29, including $10 million to begin plans for a grade-separated interchange at Hydraulic Road. “It is a major connecting piece for the whole network and I think we don ...
March 16, 2014
Architects designing a new bank at the intersection of Hydraulic Road and U.S. 29 will go back to the drawing board after the Charlottesville Planning Commission indicated it wanted a “signature” building. “I really don’t see an attempt of the franchise to accommodate itself to what is unique ...