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January 04, 2018
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors took the first steps Wednesday toward selecting projects the county will submit for funding to the Virginia Department of Transportation later this year. “Smart Scale is a grant program that provides state and federal funds for design, engineering, right-of-way and construction of transportation projects ...
November 02, 2017
As the dust settles on several major transportation projects along U.S. 29, the business community was briefed Thursday on the development of another round of improvements in and around the highway’s intersection with Hydraulic Road. “This transportation project is at the epicenter of our community,” said James Dikmen ...
October 06, 2017
The grade-separated intersection at Rio Road and U.S. 29 has been open for nearly 15 months and data collected by the Virginia Department of Transportation indicate the number of crashes at the location have been cut nearly in half. “We wanted to get similar data from the past five ...
August 03, 2017
At its July meeting, the Crozet Community Advisory Committee passed a resolution to ask the Virginia Department of Transportation to consider evaluating whether the installation of several new stop signs could improve the flow of traffic at the intersection of Crozet Avenue, Jarmans Gap Road and Tabor Street near downtown ...
April 06, 2017
Albemarle supervisors were briefed on several transportation projects Wednesday, including the news that a roundabout will be coming to the intersection of U.S. 250 and Route 240, east of Crozet and near the Mechums River bridge and railroad trestle. “It did not get funded through the SmartScale process,” said ...
November 10, 2016
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has approved the Brookhill mixed-use development between Polo Grounds Road and the Forest Lakes community. “Over the last two years, our team has worked collaboratively with county staff and surrounding neighborhoods by understanding goals, listening to concerns and updating our proposal to fulfill the ...
September 14, 2016
The Albemarle County Planning Commission on Tuesday night asked its community development staff to add three provisions to a draft county ordinance governing events at farm wineries and to provide a more detailed study of event impacts on gravel roads. Commissioners asked that staff add an 11 p.m. to ...
March 10, 2016
The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will explore other alternatives to improve safety before taking a vote on whether to restrict truck through-traffic from a portion of Earlysville Road. “I want to find a balance,” said Supervisor Brad Sheffield, who suggested other options, including lowered speed limits for trucks. About ...
August 07, 2015
When the $30.5-million extension of Hillsdale Drive opens in 2017, the Albemarle Police Department wants a traffic light at its intersection with Greenbrier Drive. “Hillsdale will become a feeder road for people trying to escape the U.S. 29 and Hydraulic Road intersection,” said Lieutenant Mike Wagner at a ...
May 07, 2015
Albemarle supervisors have agreed in principle to reallocate money set aside for the improvement of Dickerson Road in the northern part of the county for other transportation projects to be considered later. “That’s been in the plans for a while as both an unpaved road project and a bridge ...
September 16, 2014
Nearly 100 residents of northern Albemarle County gathered at Baker-Butler Elementary School on Monday to ask questions about how they will be affected by nearly $230 million in forthcoming constructions projects in the U.S. 29 corridor. Supervisors Kenneth C. Boyd and Brad Sheffield held a joint town hall meeting ...
August 11, 2013
An Albemarle County supervisor is urging residents to opt out of a Virginia Department of Transportation herbicide spraying program after the public raised concerns last year. VDOT plans to treat rural roadsides with Krenite S between Aug. 26 and Sept. 27. “There is no safety information [regarding Krenite],” Supervisor Ann ...
June 21, 2013
Road funding changes endorsed this week by the Commonwealth Transportation Board mean Albemarle will receive $5 million in funds that can only be used to pave dirt roads. “Nearly 200 miles of Albemarle County’s 800 miles of secondary roads are still unpaved,” said Joel DeNunzio, the administrator of VDOT ...
May 03, 2013
Residents of Gillums Ridge Road in western Albemarle County appealed to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday to complete an unfinished paving project. “Several years ago, the Virginia Department of Transportation paved part of that road,” said Tim McLaughlin, who has lived there with his wife for 34 years. “Because ...
January 06, 2013
Joel DeNunzio, Charlottesville Residency Administrator Where were you born (and raised, if different)? I was born in Potsdam New York and lived there for about 8 years. My family then moved to Defiance Ohio, then on to Pittsburgh, PA and finally Richmond VA. I normally consider myself to be raised ...
October 04, 2012
A routine briefing by the Virginia Department of Transportation’s top official in Albemarle County provided an opportunity for the Board of Supervisors to ask tough questions about several major road projects in the area. Currently, U.S. 29 goes from eight-lanes to four-lanes north of the South Fork Rivanna ...
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