Charlottesville Bypass Truth Coalition

Public Hearing for Berkmar Drive Extended

 

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

hearing.

 

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.