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Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
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Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201
Stacy.Londrey@vdot.virginia.gov
cell 540-718-7609
CULP 2012-060

Nov. 21, 2012



U.S. 29/U.S. 250 BYPASS INTERCHANGE HEARING IS NOV. 27
VDOT invites comment on proposed improvements to safety, traffic flow

CULPEPER — Proposed improvements to the U.S. 29/U.S. 250 Bypass interchange in the City of Charlottesville are the subject of a Nov. 27 public hearing hosted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

The hearing will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at the Holiday Inn Charlottesville (University Area), 1901 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

VDOT proposes the addition of one southbound lane along U.S. 29 by widening in the median and an additional lane along the westbound entrance ramp onto the U.S. 250 Bypass by widening to the outside of the existing ramp. The traffic signal at Angus Road will be upgraded to accommodate the proposed improvements.

Also included in this project is the construction of new sidewalk between Morton Drive and Angus Road. The proposed sidewalk will be located in the U.S. 29 median, which provides the safest and quickest pedestrian route.

The project’s estimated cost is $11.15 million and is subject to change as the design is finalized. It is slated for advertisement in fall 2014, with construction beginning the following spring.

Project plans and environmental documents, as well as right of way and easement information, will be available for review at the public hearing, as well as at VDOT’s Culpeper District Office located at 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701, 540-829-7500 or 1-800-367-7623. Please call ahead to ensure that personnel are available to answer your questions.

VDOT staff will be available during the hearing to discuss the projects and answer questions. Written and oral comments will be taken at the hearing. Written comments can also be submitted by Dec. 7, 2012, to Mike Jacobs, Project Manager, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701.

VDOT ensures nondiscrimination in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For additional information or assistance, contact VDOT’s Culpeper District Office of Civil Rights, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701; telephone 1-800-367-7623, TDD/TTY 800-307-4630 or 711.

More information about the project can be found on VDOT’s website at:
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/culpeper/rt._29-rt._250_interchange.asp

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