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Renovations Underway in Downtown Crozet

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A project to help beautify downtown Crozet is in its final phase.

Crews will spend the next two months removing wires and poles on Crozet Avenue, all in an effort to freshen up the look of the downtown Crozet area.

The goal is to improve the appearance along Crozet Avenue while maintaining its historic character. Some power lines that need to stay on will be installed underground.

Once all of the lines are relocated, crews will finish the streetscape project. This means they will be installing new sidewalks, street lights, pedestrian crossings and street-side landscaping.

The transportation engineer on the project says the finished product will be much more pedestrian-friendly than the current street set-up.

"Right now there's very little line of pedestrian access along Crozet Avenue, there's one little portion of sidewalk and it's not in very good condition," said Jack Kelsey.

A new drainage system will be installed. Crews will also put in new roadside curbs and the new sidewalks will be on both sides of the street. Portions of the street will also have bicycle lanes.

In terms of traffic, utility crews will be near the edge of Crozet Avenue so those traveling through downtown Crozet should expect some minor delays.

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