Program

Charlottesville Bypass (VA)

Category

Transportation

Subsidy Type

Discretionary

Committees of Jurisdiction

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

$ FY 16 Budget Score (in mil.)
$173 FY 16-25 Budget Score (in mil.)

The proposed Charlottesville Bypass is a 6.2 mile, four lane limited access highway intended to relieve congestion on the U.S. 29 corridor. This bypass is extremely expensive as compared to other similar projects, costing almost $40 million per mile. State transportation officials have found that all of the bypass variations would have little impact on the “F” level of service rating for the existing U.S. 29 corridor. More fiscally responsible alternatives such as an overpass and design improvements to U.S. 29 have shown promise of achieving the same goals without the local opposition that has also developed against the bypass.

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