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Western Bypass

The Western Bypass is a long-proposed 6.2-mile road to provide a limited access bypass of the commercial area on U.S. Route 29. However, the project is unlikely to be built after a federal agency signaled in February 2014 that they would not grant environmental clearance without further review of its purpose and need. Former VDOT commissioner Philip Shucet has recommended alternate uses for at least $200 million that had been allocated to the bypass. These alternatives include $54 million to extend Berkmar Drive across the South Fork Rivanna River, an additional $10 million to further extend Hillsdale Drive to Holiday Lane in Charlottesville, and $81 million to build a grade-separated intersection at Rio Road and U.S. 29. The Commonwealth Transportation Board will vote on the projects in June 2014. 

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The Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association's request to downzone parts of that community came before the Charlottesville Planning Commission last Tuesday - and got shot down. The Planning Commission voted 3-1 to recommend that City Council deny the rezoning. According ...
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