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Route 29 Solutions

Route 29 Solutions construction

The Route 29 Solutions project aims to improve mobility and reduce congestion on Route 29 in the Charlottesville area of Albemarle County. This project provides several developments to various sections of Route 29 including:

  • Bypass interchange improvements on Route29/Route 250
  • Route 29/Rio Road intersection improvements
  • Extensions of Hillsdale Drive and Berkmar Drive
In addition, the Route 29 Solutions project will widen Route 29 to six lanes and improve upon existing traffic signals to create a safer travel environment. Construction is expected to begin on this project in the spring of 2015, and completion is expected by May 2016. More information regarding this project can be found here.


Daily Press : VA transportation panel awards $116.7 million contract for three U.S. 29 projects

From The Daily Progress

The state’s transportation panel awarded a $116.7 million contract Wednesday for a trio of U.S. 29 projects, including the controversial Rio Road interchange.

Lane Construction Corp., of Chantilly, and Corman Construction Inc. of Chesterfield, are scheduled to begin construction of the interchange at Rio and U.S. 29 later this year.

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VBT : Board approves Berkmar Drive alignment


CTB vote sets location of 2.3-mile extension from Hilton Heights Rd. to Towncenter Dr. The Commonwealth Transportation Board today approved the location of the proposed extension of Route 1403 (Berkmar Drive) in Albemarle County that will continue the existing Berkmar Drive 2.3 miles north to Towncenter Drive.

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VBT : Public hearing Tuesday for Rt. 29 Solutions projects


Public can review designs of Rio Rd. intersection, Rt. 29 widening, Berkmar Dr. extension

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing to gather public comment on the major design features of three projects in the Route 29 Solutions package of road improvements. The projects that will be presented at the hearing are the grade-separated intersection at Route 29 and Rio Road, the extension of Berkmar Drive from Hilton Heights Road to Towncenter Drive, and the widening of Route 29 between Polo Grounds Road and Towncenter Drive.

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