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Traffic Shift Planned Nov. 4 on Rt. 29 Widening Project
Southbound traffic will move west to make room for reconstruction of northbound lanes

The widening of Route 29 between Route 643 (Polo Grounds Road) and Hollymead Town Center will enter a new phase on Nov. 4 when southbound traffic is shifted to the west so reconstruction of the northbound lanes can begin. Motorists traveling south on Route 29 late Friday evening, Nov.4 and early Saturday morning, Nov. 5 should anticipate brief delays due to the traffic shift. The switch should be complete by 6 a.m. and drivers using Route 29 on Saturday morning should be alert for signs and other traffic controls directing them onto the new pavement. The speed limit through the work zone is 40 mph at all times.

Albemarle County Holding Public Meeting on Courts Expansion Project

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The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors has scheduled a special meeting to discuss five possible options for moving forward with the courts expansion project. The meeting will be held on Monday, October 24, 2016 starting at 6 p.m. in the Lane Auditorium of the County Office Building, 401 McIntire Road, Charlottesville. This meeting will be video streamed and recorded for future viewing.

Albemarle County Acquisition of Conservation Easements Applications Accepted Through October 31
Albemarle County is accepting applications now through October 31, 2016 for the current round of the Acquisition of Conservation Easements Program (ACE), 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. The Program will pay up to 100% of easement value depending on an applicant’s average adjusted gross income.

Albemarle Against Hunger 2016 Food Drive
In advance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, from October 17th to November 10th, Albemarle County employees and students are collecting food donations for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. The goal is to provide a meal for as many families as there are employees and students.

League of Women Voters to Conduct Public Information Forums on Albemarle County Bond Referendum on October 4, 11 and 26 at Three Local High Schools
For the first time in more than 40 years, voters in Albemarle County will have the opportunity to cast ballots on a bond referendum that would impact local public schools. This November 8, the ballot in Albemarle County will include not just candidates for President of the United States and for Congress, but also a question on whether the county should issue $35 million in general obligation bonds to finance improvements at 25 of 26 school facilities. Schools in all three of the county’s feeder patterns are involved.