Albemarle Supervisors, Planners Discuss Transportation Improvement Projects
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Members of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and county planners are discussing how to make transportation around the country a little friendlier for everyone.
County planners are presenting the transportation planning quarterly report, which has details on a few projects they would like to see in the county.
Planners have submitted three projects this year. One is to extend Berkmar Drive from where it ends in Hollymead to Airport Road. The second is to add bicycles and pedestrian facilities on Old Lynchburg Road and on Moore's Creek Road. The last project is to build sidewalks in the Crozet area on Taber Street and High Street.
All of the projects are highly ranked on the board's agenda.
"These projects were selected by the board through a process that we use quantitative measures to try and come up with what we think are the highest priorities for the county. We look at safety issues and development issues, congestion issues," said transportation planner Kevin McDermott.
The county faced a time crunch because it is grant season and grant writers had to turn in all requests by Tuesday. The grants are the primary source of funding.
Planners say for these projects to work, government must listen to the public and respond to their concerns.