Jarman’s Gap Closing 22 August

As I said on Twitter recently: The signs should say, “We meant to close in the summer. Sorry.” As it is, the closing will be just in time for school to start. Be patient, people!

From VDOT:

CLOSURE OF JARMANS GAP ROAD WILL BEGIN AUGUST 22Installation of box culvert still expected to finish within original 45-60 day window
CULPEPER — Route 691 (Jarmans Gap Road) in Crozet will close August 22 for reconstruction of a box culvert in Powells Creek.
The closure, originally scheduled for August 15, affects the segment of Jarmans Gap Road between Route 1209 (Haden Lane) and Route 1201 (Blue Ridge Avenue).
The start date was changed to accommodate additional utility relocation work that must be done in advance of the box culvert installation. The road is still expected to re-open within the original window of 45-60 days.

During the closure, motorists will be detoured from Jarmans Gap Road south on Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) to Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike) to Old Trail Drive and back to Jarmans Gap Road. School buses will use the same route when the new school year begins on August 24.
Construction on Jarmans Gap Road began in May, and is designed to improve safety along a 0.9-mile stretch of the road extending west from its intersection with Route 240 (Crozet Avenue). Once completed, Jarmans Gap Road will have 12-foot wide travel lanes and a four-foot wide bicycle lane and curb and gutter on both sides of the roadway, as well as sidewalk on the northern side.

The project is slated for completion by Sept. 21, 2012. 

More information about the project can be found on VDOT’s web site.

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17 Replies to “Jarman’s Gap Closing 22 August”

  1. what are all the big pipes for? the development? who is footing the bill? would all the pipe laying been able to happen on the development’s nickle? could the developments really have torn up that much and made it affordable? sidewalk and bike path!? balderdash!

    1. Development is paying for it… Its called property taxes.   Want to isolate the cost to who would really use it – put a toll booth up. 

      1. So you’re saying that the $3.9 million to $13.5 million dollars (depending on who you talk to) road is being paid by the property taxes on the people who reside in the developments along Jarman’s Gap Road?

        1. When i  (painfully) pay my state and property taxes and see public projects in the community that i live, i like to think that i’m supporting that project.   Am I (or the developmentment community) supporting it solely or directly?…Of course not.   However, if i can get a public project in my community that i think will better the community, than i am thankful and accept it. thank you ma’am, may i have another.    

        2. This is a rhetorical question, right? You are aware that the property taxes collected make up our county budget, right?

          1. Of course, which is why the comment about the property owners on the road paying for anything sounded so ridiculous.

          2. No Mom2,  you’re incorrect; the comment I replied to was from geo:

            “Development is paying for it… Its called property taxes.   Want to
            isolate the cost to who would really use it – put a toll booth up.”

            If you read geo’s comment you would have know what I was talking about. 😉

      2. taxpayers are paying for it just like we paid for bank of america bailout and agi. look, the bike trail and sidewalks go to the development and stop. wake up and smell the coffee. developers don’t need  taxpayers money. taxpayers do. how can we convert that road disaster into a library? big business works with big business. who works with the rest of us?

        1. I think the sidewalks and bike lane go to the sidewalks and stop because that’s where the bulk of the people live. Non-vehicular infrastructure is important too, much in the same vein as public water and sewer.

          1. what about the pipes and who finally foots the bill of developers . i agree that non vehicular areas need to be addressed but don’t hoodwink me into believing that this is what the jarman job is all about. i live in a residential neighborhood that was built in 1920 and there is still no sidewalks. i would say that most of crozet has no sidewalks or very funky ones like over off tabor going to crozet park. yes, please build infrastructure but don’t pander to the public like bailouts and WOMD.

          2. No hoodwinking or pandering at all. 

            The public are paying for the improvements, and this is one case where the public are going to benefit from said improvements. 

            These improvements are a far cry from the bank bailouts, etc.

          3. so the public is footing the eminent domain that is buying property to insure that these pipes go in. i am sure the developers are hurting for cash. how are the rising number of homes in Old Trail helping? The county just rises the amount of homes according to what these developers want.  The eminent domain part of this is in direct response to the developers needs. where does the library fit into this or the laying off of staff and cutting the budget in the schools?

          4. yup, county/state/federal roads are public roads, payed by the public whether you drive that specific section of  road or not.  Thank you fishhead, my tax friend, for helping fund the road in my area.  I’m sure i’ll be doing the same for you someday. 

            I would like to see more sidewalks in crozet added.  Some may think this is sign of growth (uhum…ES), i think of it as pedestrian-friendly community.  

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