Route 29/250 Bypass interchange improvements
|Route 29/250 Bypass interchange improvements|
Reconstruction with added capacity
As of 2011, the City of Charlottesville and the Virginia Department of Transporation are planning on a series of improvements to improve the capacity of the intersection of U.S. 29 and U.S. 250. Some of these plans are based on the 29H250 study.
The city has saved up $4.2 million in state and federal funds to implement the plan, but a final design must be produced before construction can begin. 
In 2010, the MPO asked former Congressman Tom Perriello to secure a $517,000 earmark to pay for final design, but this was not successful. The city also will receive $1 million from the developer Edens and Avant as a proffer from the Stonefield development.
VDOT has assumed control of the project, but the city money will continue to be the source of funding.  VDOT is currently updating traffic data and hopes the project can be complete by November 2014.  
- September 2007: City Council authorizes $500,000 in city money to attain $1,000,000 in VDOT revenue sharing money 
- June 7, 2011: Council votes to send letter to VDOT asking them to assume control of project
- November 2014: Projected completion date. 
- ↑ 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. City expects 29/250 interchange improvements in 2014, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 21, 2011, retrieved March 21, 2011.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Web. VDOT may assume control of U.S. 29/250 project, Sean Tubbs, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, June 11, 2011, retrieved June 10, 2011.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Web. Charlottesville- Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization - September 12, 2011, Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission, September 12, 2011, retrieved September 28, 2011.
- ↑ Web. Design work on U.S. 29 widening to start this summer, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, February 26, 2012, retrieved February 28, 2012.
- ↑ Web. City Council authorizes spending for 250/29 improvements, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, September 6, 2007, retrieved May 3, 2011.