29 North Widening-Widening between Polo Grounds Road and Hollymead Town Center

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29 North Widening-Widening between Polo Grounds Road and Hollymead Town Center
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Project Underway

Project Overview

Route 29 corridor improvements
Cost $51 million [1]
Sponsor Virginia Department of Transportation

Status Update

preliminary engineering

Website http://route29solutions.org/learn_more/3._route_29_widening_page.asp
VDOT Dashboard [1]

The Virginia Department of Transportation is planning on a $51 project to widen U.S. 29 from Polo Grounds Road to Hollymead Town Center to six lanes. [1] [2] A design-build contract was awarded to the Lane / Corman Joint Venture in February 2015. The project is one of the Route 29 Solutions and a notice to proceed was granted in March 2015. [3] It is the subject of a lawsuit.


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Background

The project was originally approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board in July 2012 at the same meeting in which $197.4 million in additional funds were allocated to the Western Bypass of U.S. 29. The CTB added additional money to the project in June 2014 when the bypass was defunded. [4]

The project became part of the design build contract for three projects recommended by Philip Shucet as part of the Route 29 Advisory Panel and overseen by the Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel.

This project had been called for in the Places29 Master Plan.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. VDOT sets aggressive deadlines for Route 29 projects, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 25, 2014, retrieved July 27, 2014.
  2. Web. Design work on U.S. 29 widening to start this summer, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 26, 2012, retrieved February 28, 2012.
  3. Web. [http://www.tjpdc.org//agendas_and_minutes/mpoPoli/age_mpoPoli_15_03_25.asp Charlottesville- Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Area Transportation Projects Project Status Matrix], Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, retrieved March 25, 2015.
  4. Web. Western Bypass funding eliminated; CTB supports other U.S. 29 projects, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, June 18, 2014, retrieved July 27, 2014.