HB2 - Fontaine Avenue Project



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.


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


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.

Cost Estimate

Operating Impacts

Operating impacts to be determined in the future.