Planning & Development

The Western Bypass. File image.

What you think of the Western Bypass—in your own words

The results of last November’s local and state elections were fuel on the ever-burning fire that is the debate over the Western Bypass. With a new anti-road majority on the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors—which appoints crucial voting members to the purse string-holding Metropolitan Planning Organization—and the departure of a governor and transportation secretary who […]

Paul Wright recently launched Bypass29Now, an advocacy group supporting construction of the Western Bypass. Staff photo.

New survey shows more than half of locals want the Bypass—so what’s next?

Since last November’s elections removed from state and local office some of the biggest champions of the proposed Western Bypass, the decades-long debate over whether to build the 6.2-mile, $244 million road around Charlottesville has been in a holding pattern. Albemarle County has seated new anti-Bypass appointees on the area’s Metropolitan Planning Organization, which could […]