Search: Rio Road Interchange
October 23, 2014
More than 100 people representing businesses on U.S. 29 filled the cafeteria at Jack Jouett Middle School on Thursday to find out more about construction projects that many of them feel threaten their livelihoods. “We worked on getting a lot of people here,” said L.F. Wood, a business ...
October 14, 2014
More than two hundred people crowded into the cafeteria at Albemarle High School on Tuesday to express their thoughts about design features of three major construction projects in and around U.S. 29 that Virginia Department of Transportation officials hope will be constructed within three years. “We’ve got three ...
September 25, 2014
The federal government has approved the next step for the $30.5 million extension of Hillsdale Drive, a key component in a series of projects designed to improve traffic flows in the U.S. 29 corridor through Albemarle County and the city of Charlottesville. The Federal Highway Administration has authorized ...
September 15, 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 ...
September 11, 2014
When construction eventually begins on a grade-separated interchange at U.S. 29 and Rio Road, motorists on the Albemarle County secondary road will be unable to cross U.S. 29 for up to three months. “I had been really hoping that the answer was that this would not be true ...
August 28, 2014
Route 29 projects even further accelerated The man in charge of overseeing the implementation of $230 million worth of projects to help improve mobility on the U.S. 29 corridor said Thursday that his team has produced concepts that will be successful. “Everything is pointing in the direction of me ...
July 25, 2014
It is increasingly clear that VDOT’s treatment for congestion on the U.S. 29 corridor is going to involve an intense shock to the local transportation system. VDOT has set a goal of completing a new grade-separated interchange at Rio Rd by summer 2016. That will be quickly followed ...
July 24, 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 ...
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 ...
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