The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will hold a special public hearing on Tuesday,
May 27, 6:00 p.m., Lane Auditorium of the County Office Building on McIntire Road. Philip
Shucet, former VDOT Commissioner and leader of the Route 29 Advisory Panel, will present
the Panel’s package of recommendations. Following his presentation, the BOS will hear
Our community has an incredible opportunity to improve mobility and congestion on
Route 29 for both local and through traffic while also enhancing safety for pedestrians,
bicyclists, and vehicles by supporting this plan.
The plan takes funding from the proposed bypass and puts it into the other projects, almost
all of which have been in the Six Year Improvement Plan and the Long Range
Transportation Plan for years. It provides our community with over $200 million in new
The package of recommendations includes:
-Full funding for the Best Buy Ramp project, Hillsdale Drive Extension, Route 29
widening between Polo Grounds Road and Hollymead Town Center, and the
adaptive signalization project for traffic lights on Rt. 29. These projects are in the
county’s current Six Year Improvement Plan. The cost to complete their funding is
-Construction of Hillsdale Drive Extended to Holiday Drive, Berkmar Drive Extended,
and a compactly designed overpass at Route 29/Rio Road. The cost for these projects
is $145 million.
-Preliminary engineering for improvements at Route 29/Hydraulic Road intersection.
The cost for this is $10 million.
-Funding 25% of an additional train between Lynchburg and Washington D.C. for a
cost of $5 million.
-Sale of the right-of-way for the proposed bypass.
It is extremely important to voice our support for these recommendations to the BOS at
the public hearing on May 27. Please attend this meeting to show your support for this
package of improvements. If you cannot attend the meeting, please email the Board of
Supervisors at email@example.com to let them know that you support these
recommendations to address congestion, mobility, and safety for local and through traffic
on Rt. 29.