Planning & Development

The 250 Bypass-Meadow Creek Parkway interchange will provide access to the rest of the long-planned Parkway, and it will also be the nexus of several alternative transportation routes connecting Downtown to other Charlottesville destinations. Image courtesy of City of Charlottesville.

Meadow Creek Parkway, Bypass interchange to open Thursday

The last part of the Meadow Creek Parkway, a controversial road that’s been on the books for decades, will open to traffic on February 5. The interchange at the U.S. 250 bypass will connect with McIntire Road Extended, Charlottesville’s portion of the parkway, which was completed in August 2013. That section goes up to Melbourne […]

Downtown businesses are angry after Second Street SW was suddenly closed to allow for renovations at the old Regal movie theater. Staff photo

Second Street closure irks restaurant owners

About 20 years ago, the plan to open Second Street and have traffic cross the Downtown Mall brought dire predictions the pedestrian mall would be ruined. Two weeks ago, the street closed with virtually no notice, and restaurant owners are making dire predictions that they’ll be ruined. Martin Horn Construction got a permit to close […]