HB2 - Fontaine Avenue Project
FISCAL YEAR 2024 BUDGET
Project Name: Fontaine Avenue Project
Department: Public Works- Engineering
Start Date: 12/10/19
End Date: 9/5/26
Fontaine Avenue serves as a mixed use residential/commercial Gateway corridor into the City of Charlottesville, the University of Virginia, and the UVA Hospital. This Project includes a comprehensive revitalization and a corridor improvement program for Fontaine Avenue from the City Limit to the intersection of Fontaine Avenue with Maury Avenue and Jefferson Park Avenue. The corridor has been selected to receive funding for improvements described herein through the VDOT Smartscale process.
RELATIONSHIP TO comprehensive PLAN:
Chapter 6 : Transportation
Goal 1. Complete Streets
Create and maintain a connected network of safe, convenient, and pleasant
accommodations for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit riders, including people of all ages and abilities.
Goal 2. Coordination with Land Use & Community Design
Improve quality of life and promote active living by reducing automobile use and congestion and supporting multimodal options for safe and convenient travel in conjunction with implementation of the Future Land Use Vision.
Goal 3. Efficient Mobility and Access
Maintain a safe and efficient transportation system to provide mobility and access.
Goal 8. Infrastructure Funding
Identify and seek new sources of sustainable funding mechanisms for the maintenance of existing multimodal infrastructure and facilities and future development of the transportation system
PROJECT OBJECTIVES / STATUS:
Objectives: Key components in the scope of work for the project include: Enhanced gateway corridor into the City of Charlottesville , Improved pedestrian access, including wider sidewalks and improved crosswalks at key intersections, Improved bicycle facilities with the addition of bicycle lanes, Incorporation of landscaping and street trees and implementation of green infrastructure for stormwater treatment, Improved access to existing transit facilities, Installation of energy efficient pedestrian lighting
Status: The project is preparing to enter the Right of Way phase.
Operating impacts to be determined in the future.