Route 29 Widening, Albemarle County
|Improvement to six lanes from Polo Grounds Road to Towncenter Drive|
Project at a Glance
$50.57 million (2015-2020 Six-Year Improvement Program estimate)
Lengths and Limits
1.8 miles; from Polo Grounds Road to Towncenter Drive
Robert Strevell, Project Manager
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 package 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).
Information and Resources
Project at a glance
Categorical Exclusion, National Environmental Policy Act, 108 KB
Public Notice: Review and comment period for NEPA document, Sept. 9-24, 2014, 28 KB
Total Cost: $50,573,000
Engineering of Roadway Plans: $4,079,000
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation: $12,000,000
These costs are preliminary planning estimates and subject to change as the project is finalized.
Environmental document review/comments: September 9-24, 2014
Design public hearing: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Albemarle High School cafeteria, 2775 Hydraulic Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901
Design-build contract award: February 2015
Construction begins: 2016
Construction complete: October 2017