Jarmans Gap Road improvements

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Jarmans Gap Road Improvements


Project Overview

Handle increased traffic from development along Jarmans Gap area. Improvements will take place in the 1.5 mile stretch between the intersection of Crozet Avenue (Virginia State Route 240) and just east of Lane Town Road (Rt. 684). Improvements include sidewalks and bike lanes from Route 240 to the Grayrock neighborhood and a widened shoulder on the remainder.
Cost $$13,530,519[1]
Sponsor VDOT

Status Update

Under construction[2]

Website Project website
VDOT Dashboard VDOT Dashboard Entry
Contact Brian Arnold, VDOT Project Manager

The Jarmans Gap Road improvements are a long-planned set of improvements to widen Jarmans Gap Road, the major east-west thoroughfare in Crozet, including the addition of bike lanes and sidewalks. The project was advertised for construction bids in January 2011[3] and construction began in May.[2]


From Half Mile Branch to Jarman’s Lane, plans are for a two-lane rural section with shoulder widening to five feet. From Old Trail Drive to Crozet Avenue, plans are for an urban section with two travel lanes and some turn lanes, measuring 12 feet wide total; as well as shared, 4 feet wide bicycle lanes, curb and gutter on both sides of the roadway, and a five foot sidewalk on the north side of Route 691. [4]

Construction progress

The road's intersection with Route 240 (Crozet Avenue) was closed for five weeks beginning on September 15, 2010 for utility relocation.[5]

During construction, the road will be closed from August 29 to late October [6][2] for installation of a box culvert on Powells Creek. [4] [7]

Stormwater pond controversey

With roadwork under construction, Crozet residents are still negotiating with VDOT about the design for a stormwater retention pond planned for the corner of Jarmans Gap Road and Old Trail Drive. The pond is required by law, but some in the area claimed the initial design is an eyesore. Instead, they want the pond to be an biofilter. [6]



  1. Web. VDOT dashboard entry for project, December 6, 2010, December 6, 2010, retrieved December 6, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Web. Jarmans Gap to close for 60 days, Daily Progress, Lee Enterprises, May 17, 2011, retrieved May 17, 2011.
  3. Web. MPO begins rewriting long-range transportation plan, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Charlottesville, VA, January 27, 2011, retrieved February 1, 2011.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Web. Construction Now In Progress on Jarmans Gap Road, Lou Hatter, VDOT Newsroom, VDOT, Culpepper, May 16, 2011, retrieved May 18, 2011.
  5. Web. Crozet Master Plan, Chapter 3, Albemarle County, October 13, 2010, retrieved October 18, 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Web. Jarmans Gap project comes under scrutiny, Frank Muraca, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 9, 2011, retrieved August 9, 2011.
  7. Web. Closure of Jarmans Gap Road Moved to August 29, County of Albemarle, retrieved August 23, 2011.

External Links

VDOT project website