The demand is seemingly there for the Crozet Express (bus service between Crozet & Charlottesville), but there’s no where to park?
Thank you to all those who completed the survey. In a nutshell, the delay in implementing JAUNT’s Crozet commuter route is due to planning a safe and convenient park and ride location in your community. We’re looking forward to giving Crozetians a smooth, carefree journey to work as soon as those details can be worked out with Albemarle County, VDOT, and other parties.
Parking is a problem for Crozet, and one that will have to get addressed at some point.
I wonder what percentage of users would be able to/open to riding bikes to park and ride.
Albemarle supervisors were briefed on several transportation projects Wednesday, including the news that a roundabout will be coming to the intersection of U.S. 250 and Route 240, east of Crozet and near the Mechums River bridge and railroad trestle.
“It did not get funded through the SmartScale process,” said Joel DeNunzio, administrator of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Charlottesville residency. “But we got an opportunity to re-do the [Highway Safety Improvement Funding application], and it looks like, as of today, we have been notified we have the funding.”
DeNunzio said the planning work can get underway in the next fiscal year.
To improve safety, the Virginia Department of Transportation is installing a temporary signal at the intersection of Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) and Route 151 (Critzers Shop Road) in Afton, near the Nelson County line.
An advance warning flasher on Route 250 eastbound, which has a steep downgrade, will accompany the signal to alert motorists when the signal ahead is yellow or red.
Beginning this week through late April, motorists should stay alert for intermittent lane closures controlled by flagging.
A more extensive project is in development to convert the intersection to a roundabout. The safety improvement project will address a history of turning-related crashes at the high-volume intersection. Route 250 carries 6,700 vehicles per day and Route 151 carries 10,000 with about seven percent truck traffic daily on both routes. Pending funding approval, preliminary engineering on the project will begin in 2018.
But y’all knew that if you followed RealCrozetVA on Instagram. 🙂
Short question – would you be willing to pay more taxes to fund infrastructure improvements in Crozet? Such as the Lickinghole Creek bridge/connector from Westhall to 250?
Say … $100/year?*
(Illustration: For a house assessed at $350,000, an increase of 2.8 cents on the tax rate would equate to an annual increase of $98.00; a 1.6 cent increase on the tax rate would equate to an annual increase of $56.00. )
ROCKFISH GAP / RT. 250 SIDEWALK
The Rockfish Gap Turnpike/Rt. 250 W sidewalk construction will take place on both sides of the Rockfish Gap Turnpike from Clover Lawn Lane to Radford Lane, and on the north side of Rockfish Gap Turnpike from Radford Lane to Cory Farm Road, and along the east side of Cory Farm Road from Rockfish Gap Turnpike to Little Fox Lane.