VDOT advertising for construction bids on Route 29 improvement project

route 29The first project in the Route 29 Solutions package advanced toward construction. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) on Monday advertised for construction bids to improve the Route 29/250 interchange in Charlottesville.

The project will improve the southbound entrance ramp from Route 29 onto the Route 250 Bypass by adding a lane on the ramp and a merge lane on Route 250 west to the Barracks Road exit. It also includes an additional southbound lane to Route 29 south of Hydraulic Road to the interchange. It’s known locally as the “Best Buy ramp” project.

Bids are due to VDOT on Dec. 17 and construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2015. Completion is set for May 21, 2016.

The project is the first in a package of eight in Charlottesville and Albemarle County that will increase capacity and efficiency along Route 29 and provide alternate routes on parallel roads.

Other projects included in the package:  widen Route 29 from Polo Grounds Road to Towncenter Drive; construct Berkmar Drive Extended from Hilton Heights Road to Hollymead Town Center; grade separate the intersection of Rio Road and Route 29; extend Hillsdale Drive from Greenbrier Drive to Hydraulic Road; install state-of-the-art adaptive signal technology at the intersections from Hydraulic Road north to Airport Road; complete a study and preliminary engineering for improvements to the Route 29/Hydraulic Road intersection and a possible extension of Hillsdale Drive south of Hydraulic Road.

Information about the Route 29 Solutions package can be found on VDOT’s web site at: www.Route29Solutions.org.

         
 

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