August 20, 2014
Charlottesville neighbors to the Route 250 Bypass interchange were able to learn about and share their opinions on the project.
Members of Charlottesville City Council and staff met with residents of Birdwood Road, Hillcrest Road, Edgehill Road - neighborhoods that surround the Covenant Elementary School along Rt. 250- to talk about the interchange.
Staff updated neighbors on the project and answered their questions and comments.
Neighbors asked about noise buffers, tree health, landscaping, plans for Bailey Park, and connecting walkers to future trail networks.
"The meeting went really well. I think that they've addressed a lot of our concerns. They're interested in making sure that we're happy and that this neighborhood is connected to the pedestrian trails that are coming in and that are nicely landscaped. It's a major corridor into the city, so we feel like it doesn't just benefit the neighborhood but it's really beneficial to the city to have this area well landscaped," said Jennifer Trompetter, a resident of the Birdwood/Hillcrest area.
Staff also discussed sidewalk work that will take place in the neighborhood next summer.
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