Closing Jarman’s Gap for the Summer?

Brilliant. I’m no engineer, but I’d wager that they would finish it in a month if they were properly incentivized.

Newsplex reports:

At its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors is expected to endorse a resolution supporting the temporary closure of Jarmans Gap Road (Route 691).

The Virginia Department of Transportation has recommended a complete closure of Jarmans Gap Rd. to traffic for approximately 60 days during the construction project to allow for the installation of a precast box culvert at Powell’s Creek.

The road closure would be coordinated with the summertime public school closing, June through August of 2011. VDOT advises that during the school year, Jarmans Gap Rd. will be reduced to one lane of traffic, as necessary. Complete closure of the road would expedite the installation of the culvert and shorten the overall length of the project.

This could be damaging and isolating to Downtown Crozet. On the other hand, it could provide an opportunity to further develop its own identity.

VDOT’s Dashboard for the Jarman’s Gap project.

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5 Replies to “Closing Jarman’s Gap for the Summer?”

  1. Damaging and isolating? Too late for those words. And, Crozet does have it’snown identity. Too bad it’s being taken away…

  2. “This could be damaging and isolating to Downtown Crozet. On the other hand, it could provide an opportunity to further develop its own identity.”nnDr. Phil? Is that you?

  3. What is the big deal? Jarman’s Gap has already been closed for weeks at a time. Seems to me that people found a way to deal with it.

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