Destination Downtown: Crozet Streetscape Project, Sidewalks, Stormwater
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.
Project Schedule | Public Outreach | Construction Updates
NEWS OF NOTE
Traffic alert: increased enforcement scheduled to cut down on speeding - check out Construction Updates Section for details.
Improvements between Tabor Street and Library Avenue anticipated to be 90% complete within two weeks - check out Construction Updates Section for details.
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.
County to Break Ground on Crozet Streetscape Project at April 1 Ceremony - check out Construction Updates Section for details.
Due to inclement weather, Tabor Street detour postponed to Thursday, March 20 - check out Construction Updates Section for details.
Tabor Street detour confirmed for Monday, March 17 - check out Construction Updates Section for details.
Tabor Street detour tentatively scheduled to begin March 17 weather permitting - check Construction Updates Section for details.
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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