In Design: Route 240/250/680 Roundabout, Albemarle County
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Public Hearing: June 11, 2019
VDOT invites residents and other interested parties to attend a design public hearing on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Field School of Charlottesville, 1408 Crozet Avenue, Crozet.
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 Hal Jones, Project Manager, VDOT Culpeper District, 701 VDOT Way, Charlottesville, VA 22911, or Harold.Jones@vdot.virginia.gov. Comments must be postmarked, emailed or delivered to VDOT by June 21, 2019.
Public hearing materials: June 11, 2019
A design public hearing for this project is scheduled for June 11, 2019. Click the public outreach tab for more information.
VDOT proposes to reconstruct the existing intersection of Route 240 (Three Notched Road), Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) and Route 680 (Browns Gap Turnpike) as a roundabout.
The proposed roundabout will improve traffic safety and more efficiently move traffic through the busy Albemarle County intersection.
During construction, VDOT proposes to close Route 680 to through traffic between Route 250 and Route 802 (Old Three Notched Road) with a posted detour. Traffic would be detoured via Route 240 to Route 802 for about two months.
Approximately 7,000 vehicles use Route 240 near the intersection, according to 2017 data. The traffic count on Route 250 is about 10,000 vehicles and Route 680 carries about 580 vehicles per day.
Roundabouts are safer than conventional stop-controlled intersections because traffic can continually and efficiently flow through the intersection and vehicle operating speeds are lower. Additionally, roundabouts help reduce air pollution and fuel use compared to a signalized intersection due to reduced idling and less acceleration and deceleration.