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Community responds to VDOT’s environmental assessment

Opponents and supporters of the Western Bypass of U.S. 29 spent time last week reviewing a document that is central to the future of the proposed four-lane highway. In order to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Virginia Department of Transportation was required to complete an environmental assessment to determine if previous approvals […]

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Albemarle considers changing water leak policy

The Albemarle County Service Authority board of directors is reviewing the policy through which water bills can be adjusted for customers who repair unintentional leaks that result in large bills.  “Many utilities make water leak adjustments for a broader range of leaks,” said ACSA executive director Gary O’Connell said. “Our policy limits it only to […]

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Early bypass plans raise questions

When the Western Bypass of U.S. 29 is completed as early as July 2016, drivers heading north around Charlottesville will be welcomed by a new traffic signal. After the intersection with Leonard Sandridge Road, drivers will have a 6.2-mile, signal-free journey before being deposited back on U.S. 29 near Hollymead Town Center in Albemarle’s northern […]

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