Crozet Streetscape

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Crozet Streetscape

Project Underway

Project Overview

Promote economic development in downtown Crozet
Location Albemarle
Sponsor Albemarle

Status Update
Website http://www.albemarle.org/department.asp?department=cdd&relpage=4349

The Crozet Streetscape is a multi-phase street improvement project and one of several "Destination Downtown" projects meant to transform Crozet into a walkable small town. Its scope is Crozet Avenue from the railroad trestle at The Square to Tabor Street. Components of the project include adding turn lanes for Library Avenue, and installing storm water drains, landscaped medians, wide new brick sidewalks, lighting, and shade trees along the street.[1] The project is a critical component of the Crozet Master Plan.[2]

Status

The first step of the project involves burying utility cables underground.[3] In April 2013, Dominion Power had begun removing the power lines it planned to bury under downtown Crozet, and Century Link was preparing to begin doing the same. Bid requests for the streetscape project's contractors are expected to go out in May 2013. Construction is expected to begin in Summer 2013 and last for eight months.[1]

History

The history of the Crozet Streetscape project is one of many delays and difficulties. It required securing 27 easements, and was first expected to be built in 2008.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Web. Utility Relocation Begins First Phase of Crozet Avenue Project, Admin, Crozet Gazette, Crozet Gazette, 6 Apr 2013, retrieved 9 July 2013.
  2. Web. Destination Downtown: Crozet Streetscape Project, Sidewalks, Stormwater, Albemarle County, retrieved November 12, 2012.
  3. Web. County officials update Crozet streetscape progress, Tim Shea, Charlottesville Tomorrow, November 11, 2012, retrieved November 12, 2012.