ALBEMARLE COUNTY RECOMMENDED PRIORITIES FOR SYIP,
FOR PRIMARY ROAD, TRANSIT AND ENHANCEMENT IMPROVEMENTS
The following are Albemarle County’s priorities for each federal funding allocation and each sub-allocation of the Surface Transportation Program (STP) funds. Attachment B provides a more detailed explanation of the priority projects.
I. Surface Transportation Program (STP)
Undertake projects in The CHART–UNJam 2025 Regional Transportation Study (adopted May 3, 2004). These include:
1. Construct Meadow Creek Parkway from Route 250 Bypass to Rio Road, including the interchange at the Route 250 Bypass. The CTB should make every effort to provide adequate funding and resources to maintain the current construction schedule;
1. Improvements to Route 29 North Corridor:
a. Funding of 29H250 Phase II Study, Option B design recommendations. These improvements include an extra ramp lane on Route 29 North onto the Route 250 Bypass and an extra lane on Route 29 from Hydraulic Road (in the City);
b. Widening improvements to Route 29 North--construct third lane on northbound and southbound lanes, from South Fork Rivanna River;
c. Construct Hillsdale Drive extension from Hydraulic Road to Greenbrier Drive in the City of Charlottesville; and
d. Construct Berkmar Drive extension.
2. Widening of Route 20 South, from I-64 to Mill Creek Drive, including bike lanes and sidewalks.
3. Improvements to Route 250:
a. Improve two intersections on Route 250 West: the Tilman Road Intersection (Route 676) and the Owensville Road intersection (Route 678). Otherwise, maintain the current two-lane road configuration from the Bypass to Yancey Mills;
b. Improve Route 250 East corridor as recommended in the Pantops Neighborhood Plan (improvements to interchange, pedestrian crossings, parallel road and new bridge/crossing at Rivanna River); and
c. Improve Route 250 West from Emmet Street to the Route 29/250 Bypass.
4. Improve Route 240 in accord with the recommendations of the Crozet Master Plan:
a. Implement sidewalk plan (per Downtown Sidewalk and Parking Study and Crozet Master Plan);
b. Create bike lanes to and in downtown;
c. Construct Eastern Avenue, to include the Lickinghole Bridge and a railroad crossing; and
d. Construct Main Street east from Crozet Avenue.
5. Widen Route 20 North, from Route 250 to Elks Drive/Fontaine Drive intersection, including bike lanes and sidewalks.
improvements recommended in the Southern Urban Area B Study, including
improvements to Fontaine Avenue and
possible construction of Fontaine
Avenue to Sunset Avenue connector road.
7. Improve two intersections on Route 20 (Valley Street) in Scottsville: the Warren Street intersection and the Hardware Street intersection.
II. Transit Improvements
Transit Authority - Funding
for a consultant to explore to
support establishing a regional transit authority
entity with expanded service to Albemarle County and
2. Expand Existing Service - Funding to expand existing transit service capacity for CTS, JAUNT, RideShare, including capital projects to enhance capital operations (such as bus pull-outs, shelters, etc.).
3. Funding for Transit Operational Costs - Fully fund the State’s existing formula share of transit operating costs or provide fuel subsidies in the face of rapidly escalating fuel costs.
4. Inter-City Rail – Improve and increase inter-city rail service to Albemarle County. The County continues to support the funding and implementation of the TransDominion Express as a means to provide improved inter-city rail service within the State.
III. Safety Improvements
1. Construction of pedestrian walkways along primary roads in the County’s Urban Neighborhoods and Development Areas as part of road widening/improvement projects. Absent major road improvements, the following roads are prioritized for improvement:
a. Route 240 in downtown Crozet;
b. Pedestrian crossings at strategic locations on Rt 29 North.
c. Route 250 East in Pantops-extend from the existing sidewalks and provide pedestrian crossings at strategic locations;
d. Route 250 West from the City limits to the Farmington/Ednam entrance;
b. Route 20 South from City limits to Mill Creek Drive extended.
2. Safety improvements in Crozet area including Route 240 underpass.
3. Reconfigure intersection of Route 22 and Route 250. This project is included in the current SYIP. Provide adequate funding and resources to maintain the current construction schedule.
4. Intersection improvements on Route 250 West at 1) Tilman Road and 2) Owensville Road (noted above).
5. Develop functional plans, including an analysis of safety improvements for Route 22 and Route 231.
IV. Enhancement Projects/Safe Routes to School Program
1. Pedestrian Streetscape improvements in downtown Crozet.
2. Beautification of entrance corridors.
3. Construction of bikeway, pedestrian, and greenway improvements as prioritized in the Jefferson Area Bicycle, Pedestrian and Greenways Plan and the County’s Comprehensive Plan.
4. Development of portions of the Rivanna River Greenway path system.
5. Removal of non-conforming billboards.
6. Continued support of Scottsville Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project.
V. National Highway System (NHS)
The Charlottesville-Albemarle MPO Policy Board approved the NHS as proposed by VDOT in this area excluding the Route 29 Bypass.
VI. Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program
This does not apply to Albemarle County. The County is not in an area of non-attainment for ozone or carbon monoxide.
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