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File #: 24-200    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agreement/Contracts Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 3/6/2024 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/15/2024 Final action:
Title: Route 250 Pantops Corridor Improvements Project
Attachments: 1. Att.A - US 250 Corridor Improvements - Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations Memorandum
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AGENDA DATE: 5/15/2024

Route 250 Pantops Corridor Improvements Project

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Consideration of Concurrence with Virginia Department of Transportation Plans Regarding Proposed Pedestrian Improvements along the Route 250 Pantops Corridor

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Wall, Herrick, Filardo, Barnes, McDermott

PRESENTER (S): Kevin McDermott


REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: In Round 4 of Smart Scale, Albemarle County applied for pedestrian, turn lane, and access management improvements to the US 250 corridor between Route 20 (Stony Point Road) and Rolkin Road. Albemarle County committed $2 million in local match to the project. The application was successful, and the project was awarded approximately $6 million through Smart Scale. The project is being administered by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

The US 250 East Corridor Improvements Project is now moving into more detailed design, and VDOT has shared a memo (Attachment A) describing proposed bicycle and pedestrian accommodations for the project. VDOT requests County concurrence with the proposed accommodations.

This Project will be making significant improvements to pedestrian accessibility in the Corridor including upgrading 29 curb ramps to bring them to current ADA/PROWAG standards. Of note in the memo, VDOT has identified nine existing curb ramps or commercial entrances along US 250 that likely met ADA standards when initially installed, but do not meet current ADA/PROWAG standards. It would require additional right-of-way to make any improvements to bring them fully up to the current standard. VDOT is proposing no changes to those nine curb ramps with this project.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Infrastructure & Placemaking - Invest in infrastructure and amenities that create connection, opportunity, and well-being

DISCUSSION: All other bicycle and pedestrian improvements described ...

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