U.S. Route 250
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The roadway is approximately parallel to I-64, which 250 crosses from time to time.
From west to east, 250 continues as Ivy Road, which first becomes University Avenue and later West Main Street. 250 turns onto Ridge/McIntire Road, and then onto High Street. It joins the bypass in Charlottesville just east of the Free Bridge.
- Main article: Route 250 Bypass
The business and bypass routes diverge where Ivy Road meets the Route 29 Bypass, forming the western end of the Route 250 Bypass. The bypass is cosigned with the Route 29 Bypass until the 29 bypass diverges to rejoin Route 29 Business. The 250 bypass continues to be limited access until it joins the business route in Charlottesville just east of the Free Bridge.
The State Highway Commission approved a request for U.S. 250 and Route 20 to be routed through Charlottesville in November 1948. At the time, Route 250 traveled along Rugby Road between University Avenue and Grady Avenue. Police Chief M. F. Greaver ordered a ban on parking along that stretch of road. 
A preliminary study for this work was completed in May 1948. 
A bridge that carries the road over the Buckingham Branch railroad is deteriorating, leading to weight restrictions of 15 tons. 
- Route 250 West Corridor Study, January 2000
- US-29-Hydraulic-250 Bypass Intersections Study
- Eastern Albemarle Sub-Area Study
- Web. Green Business Alliance forms to advance emissions reductions; Northam signs legislation for New River Valley train station, Sean Tubbs, Charlottesville Community Engagement, Town Crier Productions, May 6, 2021, retrieved May 11, 2021.
- Web. Charlottesville City Council meeting minutes, .pdf, Council Chambers, City of Charlottesville, 1 Feb. 1957.
- Web. Highway Change in City Approved, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, November 19, 1948, retrieved November 19, 2022. Print. November 19, 1948 page 3.
- Web. By-Pass Survey Work Completed, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, May 10, 1948, retrieved May 10, 2023. Print. May 10, 1948 page 1.
- Web. Weight Limit on Route 250 Bridge at Shadwell Reduced to 15 Tons, Albemarle County, March 3, 2011, retrieved March 7, 2011.