Old Lynchburg Road improvements

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Old Lynchburg Road improvements


Project Overview

Spot improvements at various
Cost $3.7 million
Location Charlottesville
Sponsor Charlottesville
Next meeting TBA

Status Update

Final design stage

Website http://www.charlottesville.org/Index.aspx?page=2116

The City of Charlottesville completed a project to add side-walks, bike lanes and drainage improvements to Old Lynchburg Road in the City of Charlottesville in 2014. The scope of the project originally ran from Old Lynchburg Road's intersection with Jefferson Park Avenue Extended to the city limits at Azalea Park but the scope was reduced to Middleton Drive. [citation needed]

Instead, an informal bike lane was to have been built from Middleton Drive to the park[1].


At least $1 million in funding for the project had been expected to come from a proffer Albemarle County received during the Biscuit Run rezoning. That meant the city had to make up the funding. [2]

At its meeting on June 21, 2010, Mayor Dave Norris asked Council if they would consider reallocating money from the Capital Improvement Program to fund the project's construction. Months later, budget staff recommended allocated $2 million to the FY2012 CIP to accrue all funding so the project could proceed. [3]

Neighborhood Development Services Director Jim Tolbert told the planning commission at their meeting on December 14, 2010 that he hoped the design will be final by July 2011 allowing construction to start soon after. [4]

Construction bids were advertised in the fall of 2012 and the lowest bidder was Finley Asphalt and Paving. The contract work was originally expected to begin in August 2012, and finish in February 2013, although these dates would ultimately be inaccurate, and the expected construction date shifted to November 2013. [5]

Development timeline

  • May 2007 – Concept introduced to Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association at neigborhood meeting[6].
  • June 21, 2010 – City Council receives progress report from City engineer Tony Edwards.
  • October 29, 2012 – Construction bids opened.
  • November 2013 – Construction expected to begin.


  1. FY09-12 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. Rep. Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization. Web. 19 Oct. 2009. <http://www.tjpdc.org/pdf/TIP/FINAL_%20FY09%20TIP.pdf>
  2. Web. Council discusses transit, future of Crow pool, solid waste, and bike lanes at budget work session, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, March 22, 2010, retrieved September 26, 2020.
  3. Web. Charlottesville planners briefed on $23.4 million capital budget, Sean Tubbs, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 24, 2010, retrieved September 26, 2020.
  4. Web. Improvements on the way for Old Lynchburg Road, Rachana Dixit, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, December 23, 2010, retrieved September 26, 2010.
  5. Web. April 2012 Construction Report, Official Report, City of Charlottesville, April 11, 2012, retrieved May 16, 2024.
  6. City of Charlottesville. Department of Neighborhood Development Services. Old Lynchburg Road Sidewalk, Drainage & Safety Improvements Project Report. By Tony Edwards. Vol. City Council. June 21 2010 Meeting. Web. <http://www.cvilletomorrow.org/docs/20100621-Old-Lynchburg-Road-Progress-Report.pdf>.