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Destination Downtown: Crozet Streetscape Project, Sidewalks, Stormwater

Crozet StreetScape

Project Schedule | Public Outreach | Construction Updates

Crozet is a very desirable community with a growing residential population and expanding businesses, schools, recreation facilities and cultural offerings. Crozet's downtown area has been a vital part of the community since its inception. The Crozet community is committed to downtown as the focal point and community center of Crozet, and the streetscape project and other downtown enhancements will help foster economic vitality as well as preserve and accentuate the historic character of Downtown Crozet. The first phase of this project has been completed and included the installation of a new stormwater drainage system at the Three Notch'd Road (Rte 240)/Crozet Avenue intersection extending northward along Crozet Avenue. It also encompassed the pedestrian and streetscape enhancements at the intersection extending through the railroad overpass to the "Square". The Crozet new library was constructed nearby and includes a 100-space parking lot, and improved road networks along the rear alley way and the beginning section of Library Avenue.

The next area for streetscape enhancements will be along Crozet Avenue to Tabor Street. Enhancements will include sidewalks, street trees, pedestrian/street lighting, crosswalks, benches (and other street amenities), bio-filters, and bike lanes. Drainage improvements will include curbs, gutters and a new stormwater drainage system. With so much construction activity planned for downtown Crozet, the coordination and timing of these projects is crucial to maintain traffic and pedestrian movements. There will be opportunities for public input as these projects proceed. The Phase 2 Streetscape projects will be constructed in sections, to maintain 2-way traffic access at all times.

The streetscape project is an essential step in achieving the goals of the Crozet Master Plan by improving pedestrian connectivity within downtown Crozet, providing economic benefits and increased vitality for business owners, balancing the needs of all users including vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists, and aesthetically enhancing the entry way and main thoroughfare of downtown. This phase of the project is being funded in part by a Transportation Enhancement Program grant through the Virginia Department of Transportation.


NEWS OF NOTE

UPDATE 07/25/2014
Asphalt was installed in front of all new curbing this week - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 07/18/2014
Concrete biofilters were poured this week and biofilter media was installed - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 07/11/2014
Storm sewer piping and manholes were installed from the Library Avenue extension up to the post office entrance this week - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 07/03/2014
Lots of progress made these last few weeks in preparation for Saturday's Independence Day Parade - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 06/23/2014
Work on the east side of Crozet Avenue is approximately 95% complete - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 06/062014
Retaining wall at Piedmont Pediatric and the sidewalk adjacent to the Mudhouse building was completed this week - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 05/27/2014
Check out Construction Updates Section for two-week look-ahead on the Crozet Streetscape.


UPDATE 05/16/2014
Asphalt road repair and all concrete sidewalks between Tabor Street and Library Avenue completed this week as well as sewer line relocation and storm line installation in front of the Region Ten Building - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 05/09/2014
Lots of progress made this week - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 05/02/2014
Rain delayed anticipated progress - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 04/25/2014
Retaining wall, bio-filters, curb and gutters, and sidewalks between Tabor Street and Library Avenue will be approximately 90% complete next week - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 04/23/2014
Traffic alert: increased enforcement scheduled to cut down on speeding - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 04/18/2014
Improvements between Tabor Street and Library Avenue anticipated to be 90% complete within two weeks - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 04/11/2014
Tabor Street is now open to traffic. All motorists should now use Tabor Street and stop using the detour route - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 03/28/2014
County to Break Ground on Crozet Streetscape Project at April 1 Ceremony  - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 03/19/2014
Due to inclement weather, Tabor Street detour postponed to Thursday, March 20 - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 03/13/2014
Tabor Street detour confirmed for Monday, March 17 - check out Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 03/07/2014
Tabor Street detour tentatively scheduled to begin March 17 weather permitting - check
Construction Updates Section for details.


UPDATE 02/28/2014
Tabor Street detour tentatively scheduled to begin March 10 weather permitting - check
Construction Updates Section for details.


PUBLICATIONS & MAPS

The Albemarle County Office of Facilities Development will serve as a contact point for the Downtown Crozet Streetscape Project. Please feel free to email Jack Kelsey or call at (434) 872-4501.
 

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Office of Facilities Development
401 McIntire Road
Room 228
Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-872-4501
FAX: 434-972-4091
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