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July 23, 2014
The regional body that approves federal money for transportation projects has backed the transfer of Western Bypass money to the $230 million bundle of alternative U.S. 29 projects. The Metropolitan Planning Organization’s policy board amended its long-range plan Wednesday to include the package, featuring the extension of Berkmar ...
July 19, 2014
Now that the Western Bypass is history, local government officials are preparing for a near future in which over $200 million worth of transportation projects will be built to alleviate traffic congestion on U.S. 29. The Virginia Department of Transportation is expected to hire one contractor to oversee design ...
July 15, 2014
The Western Bypass of U.S. 29 could near the official end of the road today, all but formally halting more than 25 years of planning and debate on the highway never built. At its monthly meeting in Richmond, the Commonwealth Transportation Board will consider a resolution to rescind all ...
July 08, 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 ...
June 18, 2014
When the Commonwealth Transportation Board takes action on a new six-year transportation plan on Wednesday, it also will be taking a vote on a package of alternatives to the now-defunct Western Bypass of U.S. 29 in Albemarle County. Philip Shucet, a former commissioner of the Virginia Department of Transportation ...
June 15, 2014
With the Commonwealth Transportation Board expected to vote this week on a $203 million package of road improvements to speed the flow of traffic on U.S. 29, some in the business community want two of the recommended projects to be left out. “Our chamber again reaffirms our decades-long-standing grave ...
May 29, 2014
The local panel that approves federal transportation funding has endorsed a $203 million package of construction to address traffic congestion on U.S. 29. “I know that nobody got everything that they wanted and some people got some things they didn’t really want,” said City Councilor Kristin Szakos, chairwoman ...
May 28, 2014
The Albemarle Board of Supervisors voted 5-1 Tuesday to support a $203 million package of road improvements to address traffic congestion on U.S. 29, including $81 million for a grade-separated interchange at Rio Road. Supervisor Kenneth C. Boyd, a key supporter of the now-defunct Western Bypass, was the lone ...
May 09, 2014
A $203 million package of solutions to ease traffic congestion on U.S. 29 through Albemarle and Charlottesville includes one new road, a grade-separated intersection at Rio Road, study of a similar facility at Hydraulic Road, and a down payment on a second daily Amtrak train. Philip Shucet, a consultant ...
March 28, 2014
A panel that state officials convened to develop solutions for traffic congestion in Charlottesville and Albemarle County along U.S. 29 met Thursday to discuss how to invest money from the now-defunct Western Bypass. “There is about $200 million allocated to a project that we’re [no longer] going to ...
The University of Virginia will unveil a fleet of 120 bicycles later this summer as part of a new bike-sharing program. The bikes will serve about 1,100 acres of UVa’s Grounds, giving riders a transport alternative. Local residents ...Vote Now