In Design: Route 702 (Fontaine Avenue Extended), Albemarle County
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Public Hearing: Sept. 17, 2019
VDOT invites residents and other interested parties to attend a design public hearing on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the training room at the Virginia Department of Forestry, 900 Natural Resources Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903.
The public hearing is an opportunity to give VDOT comments and/or suggestions regarding the proposed design of the project. Representatives from VDOT will be available to answer questions and take public comments.
Written comments may also be sent to Brian Arnold, Project Manager, VDOT Culpeper District, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701, or Brian.Arnold@vdot.virginia.gov. Comments must be postmarked, emailed or delivered to VDOT by Sept. 27, 2019.
Public hearing materials: September 17, 2019
A public hearing for this project is scheduled for Sept. 17, 2019. Click on the public outreach tab on the right side of this page for more information.
This project will replace the existing Route 702 (Fontaine Avenue Extended) bridge over Morey Creek in Albemarle County.
The existing concrete slab bridge was built in 1932 and is considered structurally deficient.
VDOT proposes replacing the bridge with a box culvert. During construction, Route 702 will be reduced to one lane controlled by temporary traffic signals on each end of the bridge.
Construction is expected to begin in summer 2022.
The Route 702 bridge carries approximately 1,700 vehicles per day.
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.