Route 250 West Corridor Study

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The Route 250 West Corridor Study was initiated in 1997 by the Virginia Department of Transportation and conducted by Whitman, Requardt and Associates of Richmond. The final study report was released in January 2000.[1]

Actions Taken

At their meeting on May 3, 2000, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors unanimously passed (6-0) a resolution which, in part, rejected the report's recommendation to widen Route 250 West to four lanes.[2]

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that having reviewed the Route 250 West corridor study and having received public input from the Citizens Advisory Committee and other individual citizens of Albemarle County, the Board of Supervisors takes the following action with regard to the Route 250 West corridor:
(1) Reject the consultant's engineering recommendation as it relates to widening Route 250 West for that section of the corridor between the Route 29/Route 250 Bypass and Mechums River, and commit the County to preserve the community, scenic, and rural character of the corridor, and, to that end, to maintain the present two-lane configuration of the corridor from the Route 29/Route 250 Bypass intersection west to the County line. To ensure implementation of this decision, the Board of Supervisors directs its representatives on the Charlottesville/Albemarle MPO to ensure that future CATS plans and other local transportation plans affecting Albemarle County clearly state the County's commitment to maintain the two-lane configuration of the corridor from the Route 29/Route 250 Bypass west; and
(2) Propose that any short term or spot improvements on the Route 250 West corridor be as non-intrusive and as consistent as possible with the special character of this Scenic By-way; and
(3) Do not adopt any of the proposed short-range improvements recommended in the Route 250 West corridor study.
AND FURTHER RESOVLED, that the Board of Supervisors will:
(1) Appoint a citizens committee to review and make recommendations to the Board of Supervisors with regard to all proposals for dealing with spot problems (including additional traffic lights) on the Route 250 West corridor; and
(2) Review, with public participation, each proposal prior to approval or inclusion in any request for funding. Since the County’s Six-Year Primary Road Improvement Plan has for several years included, under Safety Projects, improvements to Route 250 West along the business corridor in Ivy, the committee's review should start with that area as well as the area of the intersection at Tilman Road.

External links

Route 250 West Corridor Study, January 2000

References

  1. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors. Transportation Reports 2000. 1 March 2000. Albemarle County, Virginia. 11 Nov. 2009. <http://www.albemarle.org/weblink7/DocView.aspx?id=308>.
  2. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Minutes. 3 May 2000. Albemarle County, Virginia. 11 Nov. 2009. <http://www.albemarle.org/weblink7/DocView.aspx?id=542>.