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File #: 21-163    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Consent Agenda (no vote)
File created: 1/6/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/20/2021 Final action:
Title: Eastern Avenue South Alignment Study Results
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Kimley Horn “Eastern Avenue Alternative Alignment Development Summary” report, 2. Att.B - Pages from the Transportation chapter of the adopted 2010 Crozet Master Plan
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AGENDA DATE: 1/20/2021

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Eastern Avenue South Alignment Study Results
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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Providing the results of the Eastern Avenue Alignment Study to the Board for information

ITEM TYPE: Consent Information Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Henry, Filardo, McCulley, Rapp, McDermott

PRESENTER (S): Rapp, McDermott, Kelsey

LEGAL REVIEW: Not Required

REVIEWED BY: Douglas C. Walker

BACKGROUND: Eastern Avenue provides access to residential properties including multiple phases of the Foothill Crossing development and adjoining streets. As additional residential developments (i.e., Westlake at Foothill Crossing) are expected to continue north of Lickinghole Creek, an extension of Eastern Avenue is needed to improve connectivity to the Crozet development area and Route 250 (Rockfish Gap Turnpike). Currently, Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) provides the only existing vehicular crossings of Lickinghole Creek within Crozet. The approximately 5.5-mile detour required to cross Lickinghole Creek is not a viable option for existing residents within the County, particularly as future development continues in Crozet. The completion of Eastern Avenue will help to mitigate increased congestion within downtown Crozet and along Route 240 as well as Route 250. This extension of Eastern Avenue has been identified as a priority project in previously adopted Crozet Master Plans and will be carried over into the draft update currently in production.

A revenue sharing proposal in 2019 revealed a significantly higher than anticipated preliminary cost estimate for the project. Therefore, the County hired an engineering consultant (Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. [Kimley-Horn]) to perform a location and design study to improve the accuracy of the cost estimates in an attempt to move the project forward. A Purchase Order for the location study and the design concept was issued to Kimley Horn in late July of 2020. This study included the ana...

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