Preston Avenue is a road in the city of Charlottesville which extends from Ridge-McIntire Road to Barracks Road, connecting North Downtown with the Barracks Road Shopping Center area. The roadway is characterized by a large, landscaped center median featuring an Art In Place installation.
Preston Avenue is named  in honor of named after Col. T. L. Preston (1812-1903). Repairs were made to the Southern Railway grade-crossing in March 1948.  In 2019, City Council voted to change the name to honor Asalie Minor Preston, an African-American educator who taught in segregated schools between 1922 and 1933.
The Roundabout Study examined the possibility of a double roundabout positioned at the intersection of Preston Avenue and High Street. The concept was ultimately rejected. Although a study of the corridor has been on the Charlottesville Planning Commission's list since 2008, no additional studies have been undertaken.
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- Web. City councilors vote to rename Preston Avenue, CBS 19 News, February 5, 2019
- Web. City Planning Commission discusses work plan; Preston Avenue study de-prioritized, Charlottesville Tomorrow, August 29, 2008, retrieved April 17, 2012.