Special Crozet Avenue Streetscape Update


As previously advised, (see this announcement)  crosswalk installation across Crozet Avenue and Jarmans Gap Road started this week (August 25-29). This work requires the use of steel plates to cover the newly poured base slabs until the slabs cure in approximately one day. After the concrete cures the steel plates will be removed and asphalt wedges will be installed at each crosswalk, which will make travel through the area bumpy and slower than usual.

Signage will be posted where steel plates are being used.

This work should be complete within 2 to 3 weeks (by September 12 or 19).
Please use caution and reduce your speed when driving through the area.

Thank you for your patience during this last but important phase of construction.

Motorists are reminded to drive carefully throughout the construction zone and follow all posted signage.

If you have concerns or questions about the Crozet Streetscape, Albemarle County's Project Manager is Frank Pohl.  He can be reached via email to: fpohl@albemarle.org or by phone: 434-872-4501, ext. 9-7914 or mobile: 434-466-7458.  He has office hours at the Crozet Library on Wednesdays from Noon to 1:00 PM

Welcome to Crozet sign stolen!

Welcome to Crozet sign

Last Saturday night (August 16) someone stole the "Welcome to Crozet" sign that is on Rte 240 across from the Rivanna Water & Sewer treatment plant (near Highlands subdivision).  If you have any information about the theft or the whereabouts of the sign, please contact Albemarle County Police at 434-977-9041 or crimestoppers@albemarle.org  
These signs were paid for by donations from residents of Crozet organized by the CCA.  We'll be fundraising in September if we can't get the sign back.
 

 

VDOT Traffic Alert: Clarke Road (Rte 674) August 25-28

PORTION OF CLARK ROAD (Rte 674) IN ALBEMARLE TO CLOSE AUG. 25-28

VDOT crews will perform slope repairs during closure; motorists will be detoured
 
CULPEPER — The Virginia Department of Transportation will close Route 674 (Clark Road) in western Albemarle County Aug. 25-28, including overnight, for slope repairs on the roadway shoulders. The work will occur approximately two miles east of the intersection of Route 810 (Browns Gap Turnpike).
 
Access will be maintained to entrances on both sides of the closure. Motorists should follow the posted detour route.
 
Real-time road conditions and weather forecasts are available on VDOT’s traffic and travel website, www.511Virginia.org. The site also has live traffic camera images for many major highways, including Interstate 64, I-66 and Routes 29 and 250 in Central Virginia. Motorists can call 511 from any telephone in Virginia for road and traffic conditions on all major highways in the state. Call 1-800-FOR-ROAD (367-7623) 24 hours a day to report highway-related problems or request information about Virginia’s highways.

Contact: Stacy Londrey 540-727-3201 (office) 540-718-7698 (cell)  Stacy.Londrey@VDOT.Virginia.gov

 

Crozet Avenue Streetscape Update

Streetscape Update – Friday, August 22, 2014

Read the special update for weeks of August 26-September 16 by clicking here.

The following progress on the Crozet Streetscape project was made over the last two weeks:

  • Installation of the remaining paver sidewalks.
  • Wall installation at Morningside.
  • Curb and sidewalk at The Square intersection.
  • Base paving of the Library Avenue extension.
  • Hand railing on the Pediatric building.
  • Installation of crosswalk base slab at Library Avenue.

The following work is planned for the coming two weeks:

  • Completion of base slabs for all crosswalks.
  • Final connection of light poles on the west side of Crozet Avenue.

Crozet Avenue will be paved with the final surface course of asphalt after the crosswalk base slabs are completed. Crosswalk pavers will then be installed after final paving. It is anticipated that milling and installation of the surface asphalt layer will begin in the next 3 to 4 weeks and crosswalk pavers will be installed in the next 4-6 weeks.  Landscaping is scheduled to begin within the next 4-6 weeks as well.

Please note that trash cans are for public use and that businesses should refrain from using the receptacles for business refuse.

Please note that the engineer, inspector, project manager, and contractor will walk the entire jobsite and identify any last remaining items to be completed just prior to the contract substantial completion date. The current substantial completion date is November 13th. The contractor will have 30 days from the date of substantial completion to correct any deficiencies or remaining work identified at that time.

Motorists are reminded to drive carefully throughout the construction zone and follow all posted signage.

If you have concerns or questions about the Crozet Streetscape, Albemarle County's Project Manager is Frank Pohl.  He can be reached via email to: fpohl@albemarle.org or by phone: 434-872-4501, ext. 9-7914 or mobile: 434-466-7458.
He has office hours at the Crozet Library on Wednesdays from Noon to 1:00 PM

CCAC Meeting August 21, 2014

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (CCAC) Meeting

The Meadows Community Center, Crozet (5735 Meadows Dr.)
Thursday, August 19, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
 

Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes from previous meeting.   

3. Project Updates/Information:
     * Library updates –– Bill Schrader.
     * Meeting date and lcoation change.
     * Streetscape updates/issues if there are any – Will invite Trevor Henry.
     * Crozet Safety Corp update – Tom Loach
     * Harris Teeter Crossing and Crozet School Crossing
     * Brief update on Barnes Lumber Property – an indefinite deferral was granted with a 5-0 vote of the Planning Commission

4. Items not listed on the agenda 

5. Announcements.

6. Future Agenda Items.

Picnic in the Park 2014 August 15

Picnic in the Park!

 

Come join us for a picnic at Crozet Park this summer.  Admission to the picnic is FREE!  Bring your blanket, chairs, and your favorite games and just hang out in one of the most beautiful spots in all of Crozet.

Our locally owned Blue Ridge Pizza Truck will be serving up its incredible pizza or, you can bring your own picnic.

After the picnic, join us for the drive in movie, Little Mermaid, at the pool.

Not a member?  No problem. Daily pass rates are available: adults: $8; youth and seniors $3.

WHERE:     Claudius Crozet Park (near pool playground)
WHEN:       Friday, August 15th  
TIME:         6:00-8:30 P.M.
WHY:          To relax, have fun and meet your neighbors!

Visit www.crozetpark.org for more information.

CCAC Meeting – July 17, 2014

CROZET COMMUNITY ADVISORY COUNCIL (CCAC) Meeting

The Meadows Community Center, Crozet (5735 Meadows Dr.)
Thursday, July 17, 2014 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
 

Agenda

1. Agenda Review. (Meg Holden – CCAC chair)

2. Approval of Minutes from previous meeting(s).   

3. Project Updates/Information:
     * Library updates –– Bill Schrader.
     * Moving the September meeting to a Wednesday night at the Crozet Library.
     * Streetscape updates/issues if there are any.
     * Crozet Train Station –– Susan Stimert, Albemarle County.
     * Crozet Independence Day Celebration report –– Mike Marshall
     * Discussion of Downtown development (Barnes Lumber Property next to Crozet Square) and current status of the project and objectives for downtown Crozet.

4. Items not listed on the agenda 

5. Announcements.

6. Future Agenda Items.

Barnes Lumber property re-development deferred

Update: August 5, 2014: The Albemarle Conty Planning Commission granted developer Frank Stone's application to rezone the Barnes Lumber property in downtown Crozet and "indefinite deferral".  This is the second time this property's re-zoning has been granted an indefinite deferral.  Further information about this deferral at the Crozet Gazette and Cville Tomorrow websites.

In fall 2013, Frank Stoner, of Milestone Partners, submitted a re-development proposal to Albemarle County for review.  Milestone has a website devoted to this project, available at http://www.barnes-lumber.com

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Special CCAC meeting, July 2, 2014

Crozet Community Advisory Council
Notice of Special Meeting
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
at 7:00 PM
at the Field School (1408 Crozet Avenue)
Please note the change of location

SPECIAL MEETING: The Crozet Community Advisory Council (CCAC) will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Field School, 1408 Crozet Avenue, Crozet, VA 22932 (across from Crozet Elementary School).

Tentative Agenda

1. Agenda Review (Meg Holden – CCAC chair).

2. Project Updates/Information:
    * Barnes Lumber company property; rezoning and special use permit requests

3. Announcements

4. Future Agenda items.

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