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Steering Committee OKs West Main Design

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The stretch of street between Charlottesville's downtown mall and the University of Virginia is getting a fresh look for the future.

A steering committee is giving the thumbs up to an architect's latest design plans for West Main Street. The plans reconfigure the intersection with Ridge-McIntire and replace traffic lights along West Main with four-way stops.

Architects with Rhodeside & Harwell planning and architectural firm designed the new West Main with pedestrians and bicyclists in mind.

“The vision of Main Street is to create a modern, beautiful thoroughfare that links downtown to the university and creates beautiful, special places for all people,” said Elliot Rhodeside, with the Rhodeside & Harwell.

The committee is still concerned about a lack of parking along West Main.

The group will present the updated design plans and collect the community's feedback during a public hearing this summer.

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