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20th Annual Kids Only Trout Fishing Day
The twentieth annual Kid’s Fishing Day will be held at Mint Springs Park in Crozet, Virginia on April 25, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Kingfishers, and the Albemarle County Department of Parks and Recreation to promote cold-water fishery conservation and fishing as a wholesome family activity. This event celebrates the memory of David Thompson, a former member of Trout Unlimited.

Rt. 29 / Emmet Street Lane Shift Allows Construction in Median
Rt. 250 Bypass ramps closed overnight; speed limit reduced through work zone

Traffic on Route 29 (Emmet Street) between Hydraulic Road and Morton Drive will be shifted to the outside of the current pavement on Wednesday and Thursday nights to allow construction of an additional southbound lane in the median strip.

Albemarle County Announces Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program FY13-14 Class Results
Albemarle County’s Acquisition of Conservation Easements (ACE) program recently closed on the last two applicants in the FY13 – 14 class. ACE is a powerful tool for rural land protection. Any landowner in Albemarle County whose land is worthy of protection according to the County’s Comprehensive Plan is eligible to participate in ACE. An evaluation system has been established to help rank properties in order of their conservation value to the program, with the final determination to be made by the Board of Supervisors.

Foxfield Races
In conjunction with The Foxfield Race Association and our public safety partners, the Albemarle County Police Department is preparing for the Foxfield Spring Race. We would like to share some important information regarding this event. The Spring running of the Foxfield Races will be held on Saturday, April 25th, 2015. The race is a major event for thousands of college students, young adults and citizens in our community and beyond. Approximately 20,000 people are expected to attend the race this year. The gates open at 9:00 am and the first race is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm. The last race is at approximately 4:00 pm.

Albemarle County Announces New Date for Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing
Due to an error in notification that occurred earlier in the Comprehensive Plan update process, the Board of Supervisors public hearing on the update will be postponed from the originally advertised date of May 13 to a new date of June 10.  For complete information on the Comprehensive Plan update process, please visit the County website at www.albemarle.org/compplan.

RT. 29 Solution Traffic Alerts
Scheduled Activities: Week of April 20-24, 2015

The following work is scheduled, weather permitting, on the Route 29 corridor in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville during the upcoming week. Speed limits may be reduced and traffic movements may be restricted within highway work zones.