Jefferson Park Avenue Extended Bridge Replacement

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Jefferson Park Avenue Extended Bridge Replacement


Project Overview

increase access to Fontaine Research Park
Cost $8.4 million
Location Charlottesville
Sponsor Charlottesville

Status Update

utility relocation

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The City of Charlottesville and the Virginia Department of Transportation is currently planning on replacing a bridge that carries Jefferson Park Avenue Extended over the Norfolk-Southern railroad line that travels south from Charlottesville to Lynchburg. The new bridge will be 67 feet wide with sidewalks and bike lanes on both of the bridge. Currently, VDOT crews are relocating utilities. The project is expected to go to advertisement in November 2009 with construction slated to begin in the spring of 2010Transportation Improvement Program[1].. The total cost estimate for the project is $8.4 million.

Neighborhood concerns

During the planning process, members of the Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association were concerned that VDOT's original plans were for a bridge they said was too large and would increase cut-through traffic[2]. c

Project history

  • 8/15/2007 - Re-scoping meeting held with VDOT
  • 9/13/2007 - VDOT and City officials meet with Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association and Jefferson Park Avenue Neighborhood Association
  • 9/2/2008 - City Council briefed on project
  • 3/11/2009 - FSNA grants approval of 9 potential designs
  • 6/2009 - FSNA shown final design by VDOT

External links


  1. FY09-12 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. Rep. Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization. Web. 13 Oct. 2009. <>
  2. "Frys' Spring Neighborhood Association | FSNA." Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association | FSNA. Web. 19 Oct. 2009. <>.