Search: Route 29 Solutions
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 ...
May 24, 2017
The regional body that makes transportation-related decisions in Albemarle and Charlottesville learned about several new projects Wednesday, but it also sought to ensure that the now-defunct Western Bypass stays dead. Before being briefed on a new regional bike plan, possible bus service to Harrisonburg and the potential for more land ...
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 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 ...
August 13, 2016
This story is part of our #CvilleCurious project. You ask the questions, you vote on the questions you're most curious about, and we answer. To ask your question, visit the CvilleCurious page. This question came from an anonymous reader. Construction is underway for $215 million worth of road improvements ...
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 ...
July 24, 2015
Residents and businesses near the future intersection of Hillsdale Drive Extended and Greenbrier Drive are insisting that the Virginia Department of Transportation do what it can to ensure that a traffic signal will be installed to protect pedestrians. The city of Charlottesville is overseeing a design for a $30.5 ...
July 04, 2015
As construction work begins to pick up on three separate — but related — projects on U.S. 29, the city of Charlottesville is reviewing and possibly altering plans for a fourth. Last summer, the Commonwealth Transportation Board fully funded a $30.5 million project to extend Hillsdale Drive from Greenbrier Drive ...