A neighborhood leader with concerns about the Meadowcreek Parkway and a City transportation official overseeing the project both appeared on the local airwaves to address the interchange designs up for consideration by the Charlottesville City Council. Colette Hall of the North Downtown Neighborhood Association and Angela Tucker of the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development Services were both guests on the April 18, 2008 edition of Newsradio 1070’s WINA’s morning radio program.Hosts Jane Foy and Rick Daniels spent the full hour on the topic of the road, which has been in the planning stages for several decades.
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At their meeting tonight
, the City Council is scheduled to select a preferred design alternative for the interchange that will connect the Route 250 bypass and McIntire Road/Meadowcreek Parkway. After Council’s action, the design will be further refined in advance of a future meeting where Council will approve the final interchange plan. Hall says the interchange selected by the steering committee is much too large and will reduce the quality of life in her neighborhood. Tucker says the two projects have cleared nearly all of the regulatory hurdles and are ready to go forward.