Route 29 Could Receive Face Lift

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington

November 1, 2005

Making your travel up and down Route 29 better. That's what a new project called "Places 29" is aiming for as one of Charlottesville's major arteries could receive a possible face lift.

Members of the community will get a change to find out what "Places 29" is and what its plans will do at a meeting Tuesday night at Sutherland Middle School.

The entire project is part of the Albemarle County Community Development and its plan will move forward with the beautification project on Route 29.

"Places 29" will include adding more trees on medians and improving the flow of traffic. Some members of the community feel these new improvements are important to not only the city of Charlottesville, but surrounding counties as well.

"We have always felt that US 29 is the main street for central Albemarle County," said Mike McGowan, Chairman of North Charlottesville Business Council. "Most of us use it if not daily, or several times a day, [then] on a weekly basis."

The meeting at Sutherland Middle School will start at 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

For more information just log on to the Albemarle County Community Development Places 29 Master Plan website.

The most recent study dealing with "Places 29" was released yesterday by the Charlottesville Chamber of Commerce.

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