Search: Rio Road Interchange
June 01, 2016
The intersection of Rio Road and U.S. 29 is currently ensnarled by construction, but Albemarle County is seeking ways to tie the area’s future together. The Albemarle Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to approve a public engagement process for a small-area plan for the Rio Road intersection. Such ...
April 03, 2015
The Virginia Department of Transportation is proceeding with three major road projects in the U.S. 29 corridor despite a lawsuit claiming that federal and state officials unlawfully approved them. “I don’t think VDOT has changed their plans as a result of the lawsuit,” Larry Davis, Albemarle’s county ...
February 05, 2015
The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its regular biweekly meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903. The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its regular biweekly meeting at 2 p.m ...
January 29, 2015
The regional panel that sets transportation policy in Albemarle County and Charlottesville has reaffirmed its support for several projects in the U.S. 29 corridor, including one project that has been singled out for a budget amendment in Richmond. “The Rio Road grade-separated intersection has been reviewed and planned many ...
January 27, 2015
A group opposed to a grade-separated interchange at Rio Road and U.S. 29 held a design workshop with a prominent urban designer Monday to try to come up with alternatives. Smart29 has been waging a campaign to fight the interchange, which is one of several projects approved by local ...
January 22, 2015
A. Standing Agenda Items 1. Introductions 5 minutes Advisory Panel Members Technical Team 2. Review Public Interaction and Feedback 10 minutes 3. Report on PDAP Recommendations and Requests from Jan. 8 meeting 10 minutes 4. Panel Feedback and Suggestions 10 minutes 5. RFP Schedule Status 5 minutes B. New Agenda ...
January 22, 2015
The Virginia Department of Transportation has opened price proposals for three major projects in the U.S. 29 corridor. A team consisting of Lane Construction Corporation, Corman Construction and RK&K have submitted an offer to design and build three of the Route 29 Solutions projects for $116, 746, 000 ...
December 18, 2014
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization began wrestling with an important question Wednesday: How to use nearly $100 million of unallocated transportation funding expected through the year 2040? For many years, the MPO has complained it was on the short end of state transportation investments. With the demise of the Western ...
December 05, 2014
As the Virginia Department of Transportation prepares for an $84 million grade-separated interchange at Rio Road and U.S. 29, one business group said Thursday that it has met with attorneys to consider legal options to block construction. “We’ve spoken with several law firms, particularly about eminent domain,” said ...
December 04, 2014
The Route 29 Solutions improvement projects represent a significant investment in mobility and reducing congestion on the busiest north-south corridor in the Charlottesville / Albemarle County region. Project selection was the result of a process that included input from an advisory panel, local governments, residents and business and environmental groups from ...
November 22, 2014
With the elimination of the Western Bypass of U.S. 29, the Virginia Department of Transportation is now selling back land purchased for the project in Albemarle County. “I think that the homeowners that have been held hostage by the bypass for all these years are breathing a huge sigh ...
November 21, 2014
A group created to stop construction of a grade-separated interchange at Rio Road and U.S. 29 intensified its campaign Thursday by claiming that traffic volumes are not growing fast enough to justify the $84 million project. “Peak hour traffic trends are actually going down,” said Dexter Williams, a traffic ...
October 31, 2014
Several business owners who will be affected by construction of the $84 million grade-separated interchange at Rio Road and U.S. 29 pleaded with the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on Thursday to delay the project while its economic impact is studied. “We’re trying to get people to find ...
October 24, 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 15, 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 ...
October 10, 2014
With four days remaining until a crucial hearing on three major construction projects in the U.S. 29 corridor, one business owner is concerned that the Virginia Department of Transportation has not sufficiently engaged the public. “I don’t know that enough advertising has been done about these projects and ...
September 26, 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 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 ...
September 12, 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 29, 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 ...
June 27, 2007
How much detail should be required during the master planning process? Around 25 members of the North Charlottesville Business Council attended the meeting That's one of the major questions that came up when members of the North Charlottesville Business Council met on June 25, 2007, with planners who are ...
May 04, 2007
Earlier this week, the Daily Progress reported on a letter from the North Charlottesville Business Council to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors raising concerns about the Places29 master planning process . Places29 is the County's third master planning effort following up on the master plan completed for Crozet and ...
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