It’s looking good. Last week, my no-longer-a-second-grade-daughter and I rode our bikes from Parkside Village to get ice cream at Trailside Coffee; it’s an easy ride.
I haven’t taken photos of Jarman’s Gap in a while, but I’ll say this – it’s a fantastic road – easy to walk and ride on. It’s surely going to allow better connectivity – both physically and psychologically – between the neighborhoods along Jarman’s Gap and downtown Crozet.
9/19/11 – One Week Later – Has the Jarman’s Gap Closing Been all that Bad?
10/15/11 – Jarman’s Gap is Looking Good
11/10/11 – Pavement on Jarman’s Gap
11/16/11 – Jarman’s Gap is Open
12/31/12 – Jarman’s Gap Sidewalk
7 Replies to “If you Haven’t Walked or Biked on Jarman’s Gap, Why not?”
Because they do a half-job. The widening stops at greyrock and we live a little bit farther down the road, just where cars go at 45 mph around a blind curve and over a blind bump, with nowhere to jump sideways as to not get killed.
Point taken. It would have been nice if they’d carried it a little ways past Grayrock.
Sure, the original plans was to take the improvement all the way to Half mile branch road, that would have made more sense. Deaths? Not yet but certainly multiple near-hits have happened. Some drive like idiots (and probably are).
To me it would of made more sense not to do what they did. To widen the road was fine. To overstate the facts to get a point accross? Rural areas have higher speed limits and no sidewalks. Jarmans Gap Road is not dangerous.
People walk this road and bike all the way to Greenwood. Have there been any deaths or injuries?
From an email:
Some of us in Gray Rock are wondering if the final pavement will be up high enough to meet the gutters to facilitate heavy rains. As they are set now, the water will just run in the street. The holes for the drains are set back from the curb, and the asphalt does not come up to the curb, and is considerably lower. Maybe a picture when you are out this way will clarify our question if you agree. Could be one more thick asphalt coating is going to be put down. Otherwise VDOT is doing a good job.
And the answer, courtesy of Lou Hatter with VDOT:
Hi, Jim. Looking at the photos you shot it appears that the final travel course of asphalt has not yet been put down. That layer will bring the asphalt level with the concrete and allow all the water to drain into the gutters and off into the stormwater system. Typically that final layer is not laid down until the project is almost complete so it doesn’t get heavy construction vehicle traffic running on it. (Folks who travel around the area may have experienced something similar with the Georgetown Road project and others.) It is most noticeable on projects that have curb and gutter since, as the writer observed, during construction there’s a lip at the gutter that holds water in the street.