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Business community updated on Hydraulic/U.S. 29 intersection changes

As the dust settles on several major transportation projects along U.S. 29, the business community was briefed Thursday on the development of another round of improvements in and around the highway’s intersection with Hydraulic Road. “This transportation project is at the epicenter of our community,” said James Dikmen, the chairman of the North Downtown Business […]

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Area transportation group seeks closure on Western Bypass

The regional body that makes transportation-related decisions in Albemarle and Charlottesville learned about several new projects Wednesday, but it also sought to ensure that the now-defunct Western Bypass stays dead. Before being briefed on a new regional bike plan, possible bus service to Harrisonburg and the potential for more land for the Rivanna Trail, […]

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Planning moves forward for Hydraulic-29 crossing

A series of meetings to shape the future of the intersection of U.S. 29 and Hydraulic Road will get underway in March, and the head of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission said there are no preconceived outcomes. “Virginia Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne is very clear that we’re going into this with a blank sheet […]

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Officials tour U.S. 29 construction zone

A Virginia Department of Transportation engineer overseeing construction of the grade-separated intersection of Rio Road and U.S. 29 made a prediction Thursday that the work will be completed ahead of schedule. “The contract says they have to be done by September 2 and open it back up to traffic,” said Dave Covington, a manager for […]