In Design: Route 240 (Crozet Avenue), Albemarle County

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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.

On April 17, 2019, VDOT presented two construction alternatives at a design public hearing 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.

Benefits 

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.

Major Milestones 

Public hearing: April 2019              
Begin right of way acquisition: Spring  2021
Advertise project for construction bids: Spring 2022

Resources

Contact Info:

Howard Tomlinson
540-829-7436

Lou Hatter
540-727-3201

Project Photos

Previous Meetings >>

UPC: 110001

State ID: 0240-002-950, P101, R201, B654

Federal ID: STP-5104(263)

Lat/Long: 38.060187, -78.700489

Locality: Albemarle

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View of the existing Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) bridge over Lickinghole Creek
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Photo of existing Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) bridge over Lickinghole Creek

Page last modified: Oct. 18, 2019