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Jefferson Park Avenue Improvements

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Background 

In early 2013, the Fry’s Spring Neighborhood Association successfully petitioned City Council to lower the speed limit from 35 m.p.h. to 30 m.p.h. At that time, Council directed staff to look into pedestrian crossings and design features that would support lower speed limits. Residents provided input to the City at the Bike, Walk, Play JPA Open Streets and Oktoberfest events in the Fall of 2013. All adjoining property owners were also mailed information and asked to provide comment via phone call or email. The comments shared were largely in support of traffic calming measures and visual cues (such as curb extensions) to help slow vehicles and make it easier for pedestrians to cross the street. The project was considered in the past four CIP cycles and is now funded for construction in FY19/20. The city has hired AMT Engineering to provide design services and is seeking feedback on the proposed preliminary designs before they are finalized.  

Jefferson Park Avenue Extended has daily traffic volumes of approximately 11,000 vehicles. The proposed pedestrian improvements below focus on the stretch between Roberston Avenue and Sunset Avenue. This portion of the street has continuous sidewalks, crossing distances of up to 70 feet from curb to curb, and lacks marked crosswalks in several locations. 

FSNA Meeting (Feb. 13, 2019)

Revised Designs based on staff/public comment*

 *Note: Due to the complicated nature of the designs, this pdf is not in an accessible format. If you need assistance, please contact ada@charlottesville.org


FSNA Meeting (Jan. 9, 2019)

Preliminary Engineering Designs*

*Note: Due to the complicated nature of the designs, this pdf is not in an accessible format. If you need assistance, please contact ada@charlottesville.org

 

 

Pedestrian Crossing Concept Plan (2013)

Jefferson Park Avenue Extended - Proposed Pedestrian Improvements pdf icon 

Fry's Spring Neighborhood Association meeting summary 10-10-2013 pdf icon