The group formed formed in 1997, before the Virginia Department of Transportation unveiled a recommendation in the Route 250 West Corridor Study to widen the road to four lanes from the Charlottesville city line to the Mechums River near Crozet. During 1997-2000, Scenic 250 "vigorously opposed" the widening of the road. Public opposition led to a May 2000 resolution passed unanimously by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors opposing the proposal and committed the County to maintaining the two-lane configuration of the corridor for all portions of Route 250 in Western Albemarle.
As of 2009, Scenic 250 was
- Opposing the...widening of the 250 West corridor by VDOT.
- Opposing inappropriate commercial and residential development along the corridor.
- Supporting programs to secure scenic easements and other measures to protect and enhance the visual quality of the countryside along the corridor.
- Working with the county to make the 250 West corridor a model entrance corridor for use in other areas of the County.