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VDOT invites comments on Hillsdale Drive environmental report

road-work-headerPublic comment is welcomed through Thursday, Jan. 7 on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) re-evaluation report for the Hillsdale Drive Extended project, which was completed to ensure compliance with current regulations.

The original comment deadline was Dec. 30, but to increase convenience for the public, the comment window was extended into early January. The NEPA re-evaluation document is published at and is also available for review at these locations:

VDOT Charlottesville Residency

701 VDOT Way

Charlottesville, VA 22911

(434) 293-0011

City of Charlottesville

Neighborhood Development Services

610 East Market Street

Charlottesville, VA 22902

(434) 970-3182

Please call ahead to confirm that personnel are available to answer questions. Special accommodations for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency can be obtained by contacting VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at (800) 367-ROAD or TTY/TDD 711.

Comments may be provided through Thursday, Jan. 7 by mail or delivery to either address above.

The Hillsdale Drive Extended project is administered by the city of Charlottesville and is part of the Route 29 Solutions package. The new 0.85-mile roadway will connect the existing Hillsdale Drive in Albemarle County with Hydraulic Road in the city, completing a parallel road east of Route 29. Learn more at