Fontaine Avenue Widening
|Fontaine Avenue Widening|
increase access to Fontaine Research Park
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Fontaine Avenue Widening is the designation for a project to widen Fontaine Avenue to increase access to the University of Virginia's Fontaine Research Park. Originally proposed as a widening to three lanes, the most recent design, from September 2005, includes additional sidewalks and bike lanes and only calls for widening of the two-lane sections at two intersections. The project has been endorsed by the MPO Policy Board in the Transportation Improvement Program. However, the project is deferred until 2018.
In 2003, several people attended City Council meetings to protest the project. At Council's meeting on May 19, 2003, neighborhood resident Kevin Kotlarski presented a petition against the project with 399 signatures. Through these actions, the project's scope was reduced. The item is scheduled to be advertised for construction in 2018.
- ↑ FY09-12 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. Rep. Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization. Web. 13 Oct. 2009. <http://www.tjpdc.org/pdf/TIP/FINAL_%20FY09%20TIP.pdf>
- ↑ Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, 21 Apr. 2003.
- ↑ Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, 19 May 2003.