Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway), Albemarle & Fluvanna counties
|Safety improvements in four locations|
Project at a Glance
Lengths and Limits
3 miles, from Route 20 (Scottsville Road) to Route 729 (Milton Road)
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VDOT has undertaken four safety projects along a 3-mile stretch of Route 53 (Thomas Jefferson Parkway) in Albemarle County.
The Route 53 corridor projects are part of the Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (STARS) initiative, which identifies high-crash locations and find cost-effective solutions to reduce the number and severity of crashes. These projects are funded through the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).
Approximately 8,000 vehicles use this stretch of Route 53 daily.
Under a $354,926.02 contract, VDOT contractor J.R. Caskey, Inc. of Oilville completed the following project in November 2015:
- Route 53 at Route 729 (Milton Road), Albemarle Co. — A right-turn lane was constructed on Route 53 westbound at Route 729 to mitigate sight-distance limitations at the intersection.
Under a $333,674.81 contract, VDOT contractor Vess Excavating, LTD of Charlottesville completed these three projects in October 2013:
- Route 53 at Route 20 (Scottsville Road), Albemarle Co. — This project included improving the turning radius of the Route 53 northbound right-turn lane at Route 20, upgrading the guardrail and installing additional highway safety signs.
- Route 53 at Monticello Loop, Albemarle Co. — This project involved widening the inside shoulder of Route 53 at the entrance to Monticello and re-grading the roadway slope at this location.
- Route 53 at Kenwood Farm Lane, Albemarle Co. — Shoulder-widening and slope re-grading was also performed at this location, just 0.4 mile south of Monticello.