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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fontaine/Maury/JPA Water Line Replacement Update

Here is the schedule update for the Fontaine Waterline work. There have been some technical issues to resolve that have resulted in a slight delay to the work, but we are just about ready start.

Phase 1: (JPA Bridge/Maury)

  • 6/25/2012: The contractor will set up the traffic control for the night work to take place near the JPA bridge project.
  • 6/26/2012: Beginning at 9 pm, the night work portion will begin adjacent to the JPA bridge project site. The night work will last approximately 2-3 weeks. During the night work, traffic on Fontaine will be detoured around Mimosa to Stadium Road and back down Shamrock to JPA, as needed. When the detour is active, local streets will remain accessible, but the intersection of JPA/Fontaine/Maury will be closed to through traffic. The intersection will be reopened by 6 am the following morning.

Phase 2: (Fontaine from Westerly to Appletree)

  • 6/21/2012: The contractor will put up "NO PARKING" signs on Westerly near Fontaine and on Fontaine between Westerly and Summit. The parking restrictions will not begin until 6/25/2012 and will continue for the duration of the project, as needed.
  • 6/25/2012: Work will begin on Phase 2. The contractor will begin digging test holes. Work in this area will be during the day from 9 am to 7 pm.

We certainly appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation as we work to complete this difficult project as quickly as possible. I will continue to send updates to this distribution list as the project continues. Please let me know if you have been added to this email list by mistake or know of someone that should be added.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Trip Stakem
Utilities Engineer
City of Charlottesville

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

No Trolley Service at JPA/Maury Starting June 18th

On Monday, June 18Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) will temporarily detour the Free Trolley due to construction work at the intersection of Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) and Maury Avenue.
During the detour, the Free Trolley will not travel on JPA between Shamrock Road and Maury Avenue, or on Maury Avenue between JPA and Stadium Road. The CAT stops in those areas will not be served.
Instead, the Trolley will travel from JPA to Shamrock Road to Stadium Road, resuming regular route service with the stop on Alderman Road opposite the Gooch Houses.
This detour will begin on Monday, June 18 and last until further notice. CAT apologizes for any inconvenience to its customers.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Major Water Line Project to Affect Fontaine, Maury and Jefferson Park Avenues (Updated June 13th)

On June 18th, Charlottesville will begin a three-phase project to replace a major water line.  This will affect traffic in the Maury, Fontaine and Jefferson Park Avenue section of the city for most of the summer.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

June 13th, 2012 FSNA Meeting Agenda

Charlottesville City Schools
Dr. Atkins

Azalea Park Discussion
Brian Becker

JPA Bridge Update
Peter Hedlund

Old Lynchburg Road Safety, Sidewalks, and Drainage Update
Jeanne Chase

Celebrate!250: Fry's Spring Neighborhood

Peter Hedlund

Other Business

Old Lynchburg Road Update

OLR SS&D Task Force - OLR Task Force met for the first time on April 29, 2012.  Currently waiting for the City of Charlottesville to get the project to Bid.  The OLR Task Force at that time has requested to meet with Tony Edwards, City Point Person and City Engineer, to go over the plans and to get an understanding of the expected Time Line for the project, "Safety, Sidewalks, and Drainage."  The OLR Task Force members are:  Anne Pontuso, Beverly Adams, Joe Goldsmith, Hilda Matos, Becky Sims, and Jeanne Chase.

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JPA Bridge Update

JPA Bridge Task Force (BTF) - Bridge construction is proceeding on schedule.  JPA BTF, Hardy Whitten, and Michael Petrus met with Greg K. from VDOT and Jeannette J. from City NDS to discuss the current concern of the sloped sidewalk running from Todd Ave. up to JPA.  The concern focuses around two 90 degree turns that the JPA BTF would like to see minimized or removed assuming ADA slope engineering requirements may be met.  The JPA BTF recogized this concern prior to the beginning of construction and earth moving component of the sidewalk and stairwell component of the project.  JPA BTF expects to hear back from VDOT prior to the June 13th FSNA monthly meeting and may update then.

VDOT Plans for Todd Avenue pedestrian ramp

Do You Want to Know the Latest about Azalea Park?

Linked are notes from the Azalea Park Task Force meeting with Parks Manager Doug Ehman, plus the final master plan and a plan for the bioswale that is currently being installed adjacent to the west-end parking lot and ball park (apologizes for the large attachments). Playground design working group will start meeting in late June. If anyone is interested in participating, please contact Brian Becker.