Studies: Route 631 (5th Street/Old Lynchburg Road) Corridor, Charlottesville & Albemarle

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Study Details

The Route 631 (5th Street/Old Lynchburg Road) corridor improvement study (the study) will evaluate automobile, transit, bicycle, and pedestrian conditions along Route 631/5th Street between Harris Road and Ambrose Commons Drive in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The study will assess future travel projections and development patterns.

The study vision is for Route 631/5th Street to develop as a Complete Street that supports development and provides safe and comfortable travel for all uses and users of the roadway.

The study will be done in two phases:

  • Phase one, which was completed in summer 2019, convened a group of stakholders that identified consensus goals and the scope of the study. 
  • Phase two will identify the transportation solutions that will help meet the vision and goals of the study. 

Study Goals

1. Improve safety and comfort
2. Manage congestion
3. Support economic development
4. Support environmental sustainability and community health

This study is supported by a stakeholder group made up of representatives from the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission (TJPDC), the Charlottesville‐Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (CA‐MPO), Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT), and the 5th and Avon Community Advisory Committee.


The purpose of the study is to develop short‐, mid‐, and long‐term community‐supported transportation solutions to provide safe and comfortable travel for all uses and users of the roadway. These conceptual transportation solutions may be eligible for funding resources, including VDOT’s SMART SCALE program.


Contact Info:

Chuck Proctor, Culpeper District Planning Manager
(540) 829-7558


Other relevant links:

English Fact Sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (709 KB)

Spanish Fact Sheet Adobe Acrobat PDF (660 KB)

Avon Community Advisory Commission Presentation, Feb. 20, 2020 Adobe Acrobat PDF (3 MB)


The first suvery closed on March 6, 2020.

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Lat/Long: 38.014551, ‐78.499987 to 37.999555, ‐78.528170

Locality: Albemarle

Page last modified: March 10, 2020