The next phase of the Crozet Streetscape construction project kicks off Thursday.
Crews changed the detour sign for Tabor Street Wednesday. Tabor was supposed to close Monday, but snow and rain delayed the work.
The street will now close weekdays - starting Thursday - from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. A detour will direct traffic around the construction.
Crews will widen Tabor Street and install new underground stormwater facilities. The work is expected to take about two weeks.
Albemarle County Economic Development Press Release
The closure of Tabor Street, which was previously advertised to begin on Monday, March 17th, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The new closure start date is Thursday, March 20th. The closure will occur between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday for approximately two weeks. Signage has been in place since Monday, March 10, notifying motorists of the closure.
Motorists are reminded that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has determined that the only viable detour route is via High Street, through the lumber yard, and connected to the newly constructed Library Avenue. A copy of that route is available here.
Last Friday the contractor began placing detour signage and barrels along the detour route in preparation for the closure. Every effort will be made to discourage motorists from using The Square as a shortcut. We ask that all motorists follow the detour signs and use Library Avenue as posted. As per requirements from VDOT, the detour route improvements will be completed prior to the road closure, including all necessary grading.
Tabor Street will be closed to through traffic but access to private property will be maintained from High Street during the closure. Complete closure of the road will speed up the proposed Tabor Street improvements and will result in a safer construction work zone.