Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway), Albemarle County
|Safety improvements to three intersections|
Project at a Glance
Construction advertisement Feb. 2013
Lengths and Limits
1.7 miles; from Route 20 (Scottsville Road) to Kenwood Farm Lane
Weekly Traffic Update
Purpose of Projects
Three projects are proposed to improve safety along a 1.7-mile stretch of Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) in Albemarle County.
The Route 53 corridor is part of the Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) program. The purpose of the program is to identify high-crash locations and find affordable solutions to reduce the number of crashes.
All three projects are funded through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
Approximately 8,900 vehicles use this portion of Route 53 daily.
What is Proposed?
VDOT proposes to widen the inside shoulder of Route 53 at the entrance to Monticello and at the intersection of Kenwood Farm Lane, as well as to re-grade the slope in these two locations.
At the intersection of Route 20 (Scottsville Road), VDOT proposes to improve the turning radius of the Route 53 northbound right-turn lane, as well as to upgrade guardrail and install additional signs for safety.