Albemarle County was awarded a RAISE grant in 2022 for just over $2 million to:
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for a consultant will post after July 1, 2023. After a consultant is hired, the feasibility study is projected to take two years to finalize the alignment and corresponding construction documents.
The shared use path is expected to serve both transportation and recreational purposes, having a significant impact on the safety of vulnerable road users, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving quality of life by increasing opportunities for physical activity and access to nature, and having a positive impact on the local economy.
Following the completion of grant, Albemarle County staff will identify opportunities – not limited to Transportation Alternatives, Revenue Sharing, Smart Scale, and future rounds of RAISE – to fund construction of the shared use path segments until the entire distance between the Blue Ridge Tunnel and Charlottesville is completed.