In Design: Route 240 (Crozet Avenue), Albemarle County
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Once construction begins, the public will be notified about traffic impacts and changes through media reports, social media posts and 511, as well as coordination with Albemarle County and other stakeholder groups.
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Public Hearing: April 17, 2019
VDOT invites residents and other interested parties to attend a design public hearing on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932.
The public hearing is an opportunity to give VDOT comments and/or suggestions regarding the proposed project. Representatives from VDOT will be available to answer questions and take public comments.
Written comments may also be sent to Howard Tomlinson, Project Manager, VDOT Culpeper District, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701, or Howard.Tomlinson@vdot.virginia.gov. Comments must be postmarked, emailed or delivered to VDOT by April 27, 2019. A comment worksheet is available under the resources section of this webpage.
Public hearing materials: April 17, 2019
VDOT proposes to rehabilitate a portion of the existing substandard Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) bridge over Lickinghole Creek in Albemarle County. This project is not a total replacement like the recently completed Route 250 (Ivy Road) bridge project.
The existing concrete span bridge was built in 1921 and carries approximately 7,100 vehicles daily, according to 2017 data.
VDOT is presenting two construction alternatives with respective schedules and traffic impacts for public input:
- Alternative A: The first alternative proposes to close Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) at Lickinghole Creek in both directions for six months with a detour in place. Traffic south of the bridge will use Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) to Route 240 (Three Notched Road) to reach Crozet Avenue. Traffic north of the bridge will reverse the detour and use Three Notched Road to Rockfish Gap Turnpike.
- Alternative B: The second alternative involves a phased approach to construction. The bridge would be reduced to one lane and two-way traffic would be controlled by a temporary traffic signal for at least eight months. Drivers would experience delays near the bridge site especially during rush hour with this alternative.
Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2022. The public will be notified about traffic impacts and changes through media reports, social media posts and 511, as well as coordination with Albemarle County and other stakeholder groups.
This project will rehabilitate an existing substandard bridge on a state-maintained roadway that serves residential areas, local businesses and industries.
If not rehabilitated, the existing bridge will continue to deteriorate and will eventually have to be closed to vehicles.