Stabilization of the Afton Mountain slope above Interstate 64 has progressed to the point where closures of I-64 are no longer necessary. The final closure was completed just before noon today. Engineers with the Virginia Department of Transportation determined that the remaining soil can safely be removed without restricting traffic.
Local residents can rediscover affordable family fun at Albemarle County’s three swimming beaches this summer. On Saturday, May 25, swimming beaches at Chris Greene, Walnut Creek and Mint Springs open for the three-day holiday weekend.
Buckle up or beware! The 2013 national Click It or Ticket campaign kicks off on May 20 and will last through June 2. This campaign focuses on keeping the roads safe and saving lives by cracking down on those who don’t buckle up.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project to remove unstable soil from a slope above Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain has been suspended today due to weather conditions. There will be no restrictions on traffic on I-64 between Charlottesville and Waynesboro today.
Albemarle County continues its efforts to improve accessibility options in making major meetings available to the public. The Board of Supervisors launched its live audio streaming program in 2012; and while the program was successful, the advertisements that periodically interrupted the live meeting proved to be a distraction.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain will resume on Monday, May 20 and continue through Thursday, May 23. Intermittent closures of I-64 will begin at 8:30 a.m. each day and continue throughout the day.
Virginia residents can prepare for the upcoming hurricane season and save money at the same time. The Virginia sales-tax holiday on emergency items such as batteries, flashlights, tarps and first-aid kits runs Saturday, May 25 through Friday, May 31.
The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a citizen information meeting on Thursday, May 23 at the Holiday Inn Charlottesville (University Area) to provide the public an opportunity to review and comment on three design concepts for the southern interchange of the proposed Route 29 Charlottesville Bypass project.
Celebrate National Trails Day in Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, June 1. In partnership with Shenandoah National Park, the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club (PATC) invites new hikers and experienced backpackers to learn new trail skills at PATC Trail Patrol’s “Beyond the Trailhead” event at Byrd Visitor Center (milepost 51 on Skyline Drive) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
On Thursday, April 11, representatives of various local government organizations that surround Shenandoah National Park met officially for the first time to begin efforts to build on the success of the 75th Anniversary of the Shenandoah National Park.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project to remove unstable soil from a slope above Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain has been suspended today and Tuesday due to weather conditions. There will be no restrictions on traffic on I-64 between Charlottesville and Waynesboro today or tomorrow.
County Executive Thomas Foley and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Pamela R. Moran have appointed an 11-member citizens advisory committee to develop recommendations for providing enhanced community services in the southern part of the county while sustaining the role of Yancey Elementary School as a neighborhood school.
The Virginia Department of Transportation’s emergency project on Interstate 64 at Afton Mountain will resume on Monday, May 6. The work involves removal of an area of unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway at milepost 100.3 in Albemarle County.
Albemarle County is one of many jurisdictions in the U.S. to participate in The National Citizen Survey™ in 2013. Within the next week, questionnaires will be sent to a random sample of 1,200 Albemarle households, asking for feedback on the quality and usefulness of county services.
The Albemarle County Department of Social Services (ACDSS) was recognized in the April issue of Policy & Practice, a national magazine published by the American Public Human Service Association, for its Family Support Program.
The Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) would like residents to be aware of some traffic congestion associated with the Spring running of the Foxfield Races which will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2013. This year, 15,000 – 25,000 people are expected to converge in Albemarle County to attend the event. Gates will open at 9:00 a.m. and the first race is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m.
The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP) and the UVA Community Credit Union announce the official start of the 2013 PowerSaver Home Makeover Contest, which is a great way to increase awareness of the benefits that energy-efficient home improvements can provide above and beyond saving energy such as healthier and more comfortable homes, improved property values, more money in homeowners’ pockets, and a cleaner environment for our community.
Intermittent traffic restrictions on Interstate 64 between Charlottesville and Waynesboro will resume next week during operations to remove unstable soil from Afton Mountain above the highway at milepost 100.3 in Albemarle County. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 29, traffic on I-64 will be restricted in both directions for 30-45 minutes.
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the Albemarle County Police Department, in conjunction with Martha Jefferson Hospital, will take part in the National Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. Drop off expired, unwanted or unused prescription drugs on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the following locations: the Albemarle County Police Department on 5th Street, Martha Jefferson Hospital Outpatient Center on Pantops and the new Martha Jefferson Hospital ER on Profitt Road.
The ninth annual Kid’s Fishing Day will be held at Mint Springs Park in Crozet, Virginia on Saturday, April 27, 2013 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.
A Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, for the Democratic Party nominations for the offices of: Lieutenant Governor of Virginia and Attorney General of Virginia. Absentee voting for the June 11 primary election begins on Friday, April 26, 2013. The Deadline to register to vote in this election is Monday, May 20, at 5 pm.
Starr Hill Brewery will host the 2013 edition of the Brew Ridge Trail Collaboration Beer on Monday, April 15th at 2:00 P.M. The attending breweries will include Blue Mountain Brewery, Blue Mountain Barrel House, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, South Street Brewery, and Wild Wolf Brewing Company.
Albemarle County Local Government offices will be closed on Friday, April 12, 2013 in observance of Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday. Albemarle County Courts, the School Division’s Administrative offices, as well as County schools, will all be open on their normal schedule.
The Planning Commission has extended the comment period for input on the Comprehensive Plan update. Comments are most useful if provided in writing, either by e-mail or letter. Please provide feedback on the April 2, 2013 Draft of the Comprehensive Plan no later than April 16.
Albemarle County is pleased to sponsor the upcoming Tom Yum community food and music festival that will take place at Charlottesville’s Farmers Market on Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 8AM to 1PM as part of the Tom Tom Festival. A morning of hands-on workshops, culinary demos, food talks, delicious local food and music, the Tom Yum festival will be a unique and fun, yet educational opportunity for the entire community.
The Charlottesville/Albemarle County community is sponsoring a Life Sciences Education Summit as part of the upcoming Celebration of the Biosciences in Virginia hosted by Virginia Bio to be held at Boars Head Inn on May 2. The Education Summit will bring together area educators, government officials, biotechnology industry representatives and economic developers for an energetic conversation focused on the future of STEM-H education in the Charlottesville/Albemarle community.