250 in Ivy Closed; VDOT Working to Alleviate Traffic

Reminder: 250 in Ivy closed Friday 13 July at 8pm.

From Joel DeNunzio with VDOT:

Due to the closure of the Route 250 bridge over Little Ivy Creek, VDOT anticipates an increase in traffic accessing I-64 at exit #107 in Crozet.  Temporary changes at the I-64 #107 interchange have been made to better accommodate traffic over the next two weeks.
Temporary traffic control has been set up at the Crozet interchange to allow free flow traffic from I-64 west to Route 250 east.  In addition, the traffic patterns from Route 250 west to I-64 east have been modified to allow additional queuing on Route 250 if necessary.   
These changes are temporary in support of the Route 250 closure at the Little Ivy Creek bridge closure for the next two weeks.  They are intended to provide better traffic flow and safer traveling conditions for the detoured traffic.
It’s going to be fine.

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Downtown Crozet Initiative Meeting – 12 July 2018

Things are about to start ramping up with Downtown Crozet … if you can make this meeting, please do.

Join us next Thursday for our monthly DCI meeting as we discuss county updates, the Main Street grant work plans, a recent meeting with the Artisan Depot, and plaza fundraising plans. As the plaza gets closer to becoming a reality, we’d love input from more community members. Come get involved in the future of downtown Crozet!

If you plan to attend, please RSVP here.

Thursday, July 12
12 pm – 2 pm
Crozet Pizza

Restore N Station Returns – 2018 Edition

Restore N Station gets points for persistence … note the dates at the bottom of this post. This has been going on for at least 8 years; it’s critical to pay attention to local government.

From Albemarle County’s site

Forgive the formatting … it’s theirs, not mine. Bolding is mine, however.

SP201700020 Restore’n Station. PROJECT: SP 201700020 Re-Store’N Station Amendment (amendment of SP 200900034) MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT: White Hall TAX MAP/PARCEL: 055B0000000100 LOCATION: 6115 Rockfish Gap Turnpike PROPOSAL: Amend fuel dispensing conditions, hours of operation and update condition to reflect compliance with approved site plan. No change in permitted water use is proposed. PETITION: Amend the existing conditions of SP200900034 which was a request to permit water consumption exceeding four hundred (400) gallons per site acre per day as permitted under Section 24.2.2(13) of the zoning ordinance. The site contains 4.06 acres. ZONING: HC, Highway Commercial– retail sales and service; residential by special use permit (15 units/ acre) OVERLAY DISTRICT: EC- Entrance Corridor PROFFERS: No COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: Rural Areas – preserve and protect agricultural, forestal, open space, and natural, historic and scenic resources/residential density 0.5 unit/acre in development lots…

1. Restoren Station Transmittal Summary, 2. Attach. A – SP201700020 Restoren Station Staff Report, 3. Attach. A1 – Map, 4. Attach. A2 – Aerial Google Maps, 5. Attach. A3 – Map Showing Zoning, 6. Attach. A4 – Resolution of Denial sp2015_32, 7. Attach. A5 – Applicant Justification, 8. Attach. A6 – Purpose and Intent of the Zoning Ordinance, 9. Attach. A7 – Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan, 10. Attach. A8 – Public Comments, 11. Attach. A9 – Information Submitted at the Dec 12 PC Mtg, 12. Attach. B – Planning Commission Action Letter, 13. Attach. C – PC 12-5-2017 Minutes



CCAC Meeting – 20 June 2018 | Drinking Water, Master Plan, SUP

Who’s able to tweet this meeting? Should be a good one. #CCAC0620

The Crozet Library
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


1. Introductions and Agenda Review (Allie Pesch – CCAC chair)
2. Approval of Minutes
3. Updated Crozet Master Plan Update Resolution Vote (All – 5min)
4. Little Explorers Discovery School/Crozet Baptist SUP (Christi Gillette–15min)
5. Crozet Drinking Water Infrastructure Plan Update (Bill Mawyer, RWSA Executive Director, and Jennifer Whitaker, RWSA Director of Engineering and Maintenance – 50 min)
6. Items Not Listed on the Agenda

7. Announcements
a. Crozet Independence Day Parade and Celebration: June 30, 2018.
b. Next CCAC meeting: Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Encore Kids Clothing Now Open in Downtown Crozet

via email:
“The store is named Encore Kids Clothing and we are located at 5786B Three Notch’d Rd. in Crozet, between Santosha Yoga and Sam’s Hot Dog Stand. It would be great if you could mention that there is additional parking and another entry to the store in the back, in the alley between the century link brick building and Creative Framing.
The hours are not set in stone yet but, tentatively, for the next couple weeks, 10am-2pm.It’s best if folks check the Facebook page for updates or call. Phone is 434-282-0206. Email is [email protected]. We’ll be closed Mondays and open for longer hours on the weekends. The store does not do consignment. Instead it’s simply resale. People can sell me stuff or just shop or both! I have clothes from birth to age 16 as of right now.”

Ivy Bridge Closure/Replacement Coming Soon

UPDATE – 13 July to 27 July are the dates of closure.


VDOT will replace the existing bridge with a four cell box culvert. The box culvert will be installed in four sections. This culvert design will allow for a much shorter construction period than replacing the bridge in kind.

Construction will be expedited by closing Route 250 at Little Ivy Creek in both directions for two weeks with a detour in place. Eastbound motorists will be directed to Interstate 64 and use exit 118 to Route 29 (Monacan Trail) north, which carries traffic back to Route 250. Westbound motorists will reverse the detour and use exit 107 to Route 250 to navigate around the closure. The detour from one end of the bridge to the other is about 24 miles. Local traffic may use alternative secondary routes to navigate around the closure.

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