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Route 29 Widening, Albemarle County

Improvement to six lanes from Polo Grounds Road to Towncenter Drive

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Early 2015

Cost
$50.57 million (2015-2020 Six-Year Improvement Program estimate)

Lengths and Limits
1.8 miles; from Polo Grounds Road to Towncenter Drive

Locality
Albemarle

District
Culpeper

Contact
Dave Covington

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to widen Route 29 (Seminole Trail) from a four-lane divided highway to a six-lane facility from Route 643 (Polo Grounds Road) to Route 1719 (Towncenter Drive) in northern Albemarle County.

What Is Proposed?

This project will widen Route 29 from four to six lanes by adding an additional lane on both sides of the highway between Route 643 (Polo Grounds Road) and Route 1719 (Towncenter Drive).

Improvement of this 1.8-mile-long section will complete the widening of Route 29 north to Route 649 (Airport Road) and will also include reconstruction of some sections of the existing highway to eliminate sight-distance issues and improve safety.

The project is included in the Route 29 Solutions projects and is proposed to advance through construction as part of a design-build contract that also includes Berkmar Drive Extended and construction of a grade-separated intersection at Route 29 and Route 631 (Rio Road).

Project Costs

Total Cost: $50,573,000

Engineering of Roadway Plans:
$4,079,000

Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $12,000,000

Construction: $34,494,000

These costs are preliminary planning estimates and subject to change as the project is finalized.

Project Schedule

Public hearing: Summer 2013

Design-build contract award: February 2015

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