Pedestrian improvements have long been advocated for by the CCAC and Crozetians for some time. There may be a glimmer on the sidewalk horizon.
Crozet Avenue North from St. George Avenue to Ballard Drive (north of Crozet ES) — This project will provide safe pedestrian access to school by providing sidewalk repairs/improvements and installation of a crosswalk and warning lights. A VDOT Safe Routes to School Grant has been received to fund the portion of the project from Crozet Elementary School to Ballard Drive. Construction plans for the portion from St. George to Crozet ES are 90% complete. The design plans for the Safe Routes to School Grant portion will be completed January 2012. The grantfunded portion of the project (crosswalks and warning lights/signage) will proceed as the first phase of this improvement. Total Project Cost- $677,500 (current funding $314,000 ; includes $190,000 Safe Routes to School Grant) (FY13 VDOT Revenue Sharing Funds received)
US Route 250 West, Crozet – Construction of sidewalk, crosswalks and streetlighting from Cory Farms to the Cloverlawn commercial area and Blue Ridge Shopping Center. The project should also include sidewalk connections from the new sidewalk to the Liberty Hall community and trails connecting to the Lickinghole Creek Greenway trail. (FY14 VDOT Revenue Sharing Funds received)
If you (we) want these sidewalks, talk to your Supervisor (Ann Mallek) and staff and make sure they know your opinion. Better yet, let ’em all know by emailing them.