Ruckersville Parkway

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Ruckersville Parkway

Project CANCELED

Project Overview

Alleviate traffic congestion on Route 29 North as an alternative to the Western US 29 Bypass.
Cost $140,000,000
Sponsor Citizens

Status Update

On April 5, 2006, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end consideration of the Ruckersville Parkway as part of the Places29 Master Plan for Route 29 North. This project will not get further consideration without support by the Board of Supervisors. However, a portion of the proposed roadway, an unpaved stretch of Dickerson Road north of the roadway, is scheduled for paving and is on the County’s Secondary Six-Year Improvement Program.

The Ruckersville Parkway is the name of a road given by a failed new road proposal. The parkway would have been a limited access road connecting the urban ring of Albemarle County with the fast-growing commercial centers of Greene County. The idea was the brainchild of former Delegate Mitch Van Yahres and former City Manager Bern Ewert.

The stated purpose was to serve as an alternative to the proposed Western US 29 Bypass. The project would have used some of the right of way already purchased for that project.

Status

On April 5, 2006, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to end consideration of the Ruckersville Parkway as part of the Places29 Master Plan for Route 29 North. This project will not get further consideration without support by the Board.

However, the adopted County’s Secondary Six-Year Improvement Program has placed all funding for rural roads onto Dickerson Road, one of the sections of this proposed route.[1]

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Notes

  1. 'Board debates Secondary Road projects; Dickerson Road paving may be accelerated', Charlottesville Tomorrow, Posted on March 10, 2008 at 05:14

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