VDOT will host a Location Public Hearing for Berkmar Drive Extended
on Thursday, September 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at the Doubletree Hotel
(near Sam’s Club and Walmart off of Hilton Heights Road).
This hearing will be an OPEN HOUSE style meeting where the public can drop
in, review VDOT’s information, ask questions, and submit comments on the
proposed alignment of Berkmar Drive Extended. Berkmar Drive currently
terminates just south of the South Fork Rivanna River near Sam’s Club. The
plan is to extend it 2.3 miles to the north to connect with Town Center Drive in
Hollymead Town Center.
THIS IS A CRITICAL PIECE OF THE PARALLEL ROAD NETWORK
envisioned in Places29 and recently included in the Route 29 Solutions projects.
Places29 was unanimously approved by the Albemarle County Board of
Supervisors in February 2011. The Route 29 Solutions projects that are being
implemented now by VDOT are all included in Places29 and are the result of
years of planning and study, not new projects as some have portrayed them.
They have been approved by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, the
Charlottesville City Council, and the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan
Planning Organization. The Commonwealth Transportation Board has also
approved these projects and provided funding for them.
This is an incredible opportunity for our community to make the overdue
and necessary improvements to the existing transportation network in the
Route 29 corridor. Please join us in supporting these projects.
Please plan to attend the meeting on September 18 and voice your support for
constructing Berkmar Drive Extended. If you are unable to attend, please email
your comments to Robert.Strevell@vdot.virginia.gov within 10 days of the
Also, please mark your calendar for another very important meeting on October
14, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., at Albemarle High School when VDOT will host the
Design Public Hearing for three of the Route 29 Solutions projects: the
widening of Route 29 between Polo Grounds Road and Hollymead Town
Center, Berkmar Drive Extended, and the improvements at the intersection of
Rio Road and Route 29. More detailed information about that meeting will be
provided as it becomes available.
For more information about Route 29 Solutions and the upcoming Berkmar
Drive Extended Location Public Hearing, go to www.route29solutions.org.