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Reassessment Notices Mailed on January 29th
Albemarle County is sending 2016 Change of Assessment notices to taxpayers this week reflecting changes in property values resulting from the County's recently completed annual reassessment.  The notice will show the new 2016 assessed values alongside the 2015 and 2014 values and tax amounts and provide the percent change in the proposed new tax levy as compared to each of the two previous year’s tax levies. The proposed tax levy is based on the new assessed value and the 2015 tax rate, since the 2016 tax rate is set by the Board of Supervisors at a later date. Any questions regarding the new assessment notice should be directed to the Office of the County Assessor.

Construction Resumes Tonight on Rt. 29-Rio Rd. Project
Lane closures will resume tonight on the Rio Road grade-separated intersection project. Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. traffic will be restricted to one lane north and southbound on Route 29 (Seminole Trail). Motorists should watch for signs directing traffic through the work zone, observe the 35 mph speed limit and be alert for workers and equipment near the open travel lane.

Overnight Closures of Rio Road Crossover Continue
Installation of soil anchors for bridge pilings, retaining walls will begin Jan. 26

Nighttime work to install anchors for the pilings that will support the bridge and retaining walls at the Rio Road grade-separated intersection will begin Jan. 26. The work, which will be done at night, uses a compressed air-driven hammer to drill the tie-back anchors into the soil behind the pilings. Overnight closures of Rio Road at the Route 29 intersection will continue during the tie-back installation, which is expected to take eight to 10 weeks. During the closures, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., traffic on Rio Road will not be able to cross Route 29 or make left turns onto Route 29. Left turns from Route 29 onto Rio Road will also be prohibited. Through traffic traveling north and south on Route 29 will be maintained, as will right turns from Route 29 onto Rio Road and from Rio Road eastbound to Route 29 southbound.

Commercial and Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates Announced
The next special commercial hazardous waste collection day is Friday, April 1, 2016 from 10am – 12pm. The next Household Hazardous Waste Special Collection event will be held on Friday, April 1, 2016 from 2pm - 6pm and Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 9am - 2pm. For information on what items are accepted for this event, visit Additionally, three Amnesty Days will be held at Ivy Material Utilization Center on the following dates from 8:30am – 4pm each day:

Amnesty Item Collection Date
Furniture / Mattresses April 9, 2016
Appliances April 16, 2016
Tires April 23, 2016