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Bids Received for Rt. 29 / Rt. 250 Interchange Improvements
Two construction companies submitted bids to build the improvements to the Route 29 / Route 250 interchange in Charlottesville. That project is the first roadway improvement in the Route 29 Solutions package to advance to construction.

Online Tracking of Private Property
The Albemarle County Police Department would like to share some valuable information about how you can document and protect your personal belongings. Should you become the victim of theft or fraud, it is incredibly important to have an inventory of your valuables. This is especially relevant around the holidays when many people are buying new electronics and gifts.

Improving Citizen and Police Relationships
A groundbreaking breakfast was held Thursday morning to address the issue of police and community relations. The three police chiefs, Chief Tim Longo with the Charlottesville Police Department, Chief Michael Gibson with the University of Virginia Police Department and Colonel Steve Sellers with the Albemarle County Police Department, met with Pastors Alvin Edwards, Lehman Bates, Hodari Hamilton, and Xavier Jackson. The meeting was a crucial step in addressing concerns and developing real strategies to achieve specific goals.

Shenandoah National Park Proposes Revised Fee Structure
In compliance with a nation-wide review being conducted by the National Park Service, officials at Shenandoah National Park are inviting the public to comment on proposed entrance fee increases for the park. No increase in camping fees is currently proposed. Fees collected at the park are critical to the park’s operation. Eighty percent of fees collected stay in the park for visitor related projects and services. The other twenty percent are distributed to other national parks that
do not collect fees.

ACPD Announces Operation Safe Shopper
During the holiday shopping season, the Albemarle County Police Department will be increasing patrols at shopping centers for Operation Safe Shopper. This grant-funded community safety initiative will begin on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27th and will conclude on Friday, December 26th.

Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates Completion of New Station at November 23 Ceremony
On Sunday, November 23, Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department officials were joined by members of their Board of Directors and Albemarle County officials at a grand opening and dedication ceremony celebrating the completion of the new station. The celebration began at the station at 1pm, followed by an open house from 1:45 – 4:00 pm.

County Celebrates Completion of Crozet Streetscape Project at November 20 Ceremony
Albemarle County officials joined Crozet residents and business owners at a dedication ceremony for the completion of the Crozet Streetscape project on Thursday, November 20. The celebration began at noon in front of the Mudhouse in The Square. A short walking tour began at the Mudhouse shortly after noon and ended on Crozet Avenue in front of the new Crozet Library where Supervisor Ann Mallek, County Executive Tom Foley, and project team representatives addressed the crowd.

Holiday Safety Tips
Across the country, Thanksgiving is the leading day of the year for home fires caused by cooking equipment. As family and friends come together to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, Albemarle County Fire Rescue would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to make safety one of your top priorities.

Info on Traffic Maintenance during Rt. 29 / Rio Rd. Interchange Construction
The County is anxious to share accurate and up-to-date information from the Virginia Department of Transportation regarding how traffic will be maintained during construction of the Route 29 Solutions Projects, particularly the Route 29/Rio Road grade separated interchange. The Rio Rd. / Rt. 29 intersection may be restricted for 103 days from either May 23 - September 2, 2016, or from May 22 - September 1, 2017, but not both periods. Click the headline to read the highlighted details of this project.