Streetscape – Temporarily Close Tabor?

I’m going to edit this later today when I’m able I wrote on my computer and not on my iPhone. But wanted to post this ASAP.

Albemarle County is providing the following update on the status of the Crozet Streetscape project, please continue to visit the website – www.albemarle.org/crozetstreetscape regularly to stay informed on the status of the project.

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will be considering a request for a complete closure of Tabor Street to traffic between Crozet Avenue and High Street for approximately fifteen (15) days to allow for road widening and the installation of stormwater facilities as part of the streetscape construction project. As proposed in the request, the road will be closed to through traffic but access to private property will be maintained from High Street during the closure. The request will be discussed at the Board’s February 5th meeting and will be on the consent agenda for action at the Board’s February 12th meeting. At this point the anticipated closing dates are February 24, 2014 until March 14, 2014, weather permitting.

Complete closure of the road will speed up the proposed Tabor Street improvements and will result in a safer construction work zone. If the complete closure does not occur, construction will proceed with a partial closure, meaning that the Tabor Street improvements could take as much as five (5) weeks to complete due to the constrained conditions, restricted work hours, and flagmen requirements.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has granted permission for this detour with specific restrictions and requirements:

Tabor Street may be closed and the detour used only on weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM, excluding holidays.

The existing gravel surface of the detour route through the lumber yard must be graded and additional stone added as necessary to provide a drivable surface acceptable to VDOT and maintained in that condition for the duration of the detour.

Detour signage will be provided as directed by VDOT.

The road closure has been coordinated with the public school bus routing managers. VDOT has determined that the only viable detour route is via High Street, through the lumber yard, and connected to the newly constructed Library Avenue. A copy of that route is available here (pdf) . . .

Further information will be provided on the website and via our other outreach methods immediately after the Board provides direction regarding the closure request.

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4 Replies to “Streetscape – Temporarily Close Tabor?”

  1. None of this is surprising.

    High Street should have been connected to Library Ave, and all the way to the Square at the earliest possible time, you can’t have Tabor St be the only way for so many to get out of their neighborhoods and onto Crozet Ave.

    1. Actually, none of this really needs to happen. But, if it does it really has nothing to do with the “only one way in or out” excuse.
      People chose to live on cul-de-sac’s all the time and then do
      not complain about it. If this really is a problem two extra weeks construction time is nothing…

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