U.S. 250 (Ivy Road) – Albemarle County/City of Charlottesville


The Phase 1 survey regarding potential transportation safety, congestion mitigation, access, and bicycle/pedestrian/transit improvements along U.S. 250 (Ivy Rd.), including the interchange with U.S. 29, in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville is complete.

project purpose

The purpose of this study is to identify project recommendations for the U.S. 250 (Ivy Road) corridor, including the interchange with U.S. 29, within Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville. This study will focus on improving roadway safety, reducing traffic congestion, improving access, and enhancing multimodal accessibility and connectivity for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users, including how these needs might be satisfied by facilities within the Route 601 (Old Ivy Road) corridor. The study will build off previous study efforts for the study area led by VDOT and the localities and provide multiple opportunities for public input. The project recommendations that come from this study will be developed into funding applications for SMART SCALE Round 6 and other transportation funding programs.

VDOT greatly appreciates the recent engagement with the community on the possible transportation solutions in the Ivy Road and Old Ivy Road corridors and recognizes that recent transportation studies in this area gathered significant public input. As we committed to you, we are initiating a new study of this area to take a broader view of the Ivy Road Corridor and find more comprehensive short-term and long-term solutions to the vehicular and multimodal challenges. We will use the previous comments to guide this study and encourage you to continue to provide feedback.

study partners

  • Albemarle County
  • City of Charlottesville
  • The University of Virginia
  • Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission

key points of contact

District Lead: Michael Barnes and Charles Proctor

Lead Consultant: Jeff Kuttesch


Phase 1 May - August 2023 Diagnose Problems/Conduct Initial Public Outreach/Brainstorm Alternatives
Phase 2 September - December 2023 Evaluate Preliminary Alternatives/Conduct Public Outreach and Obtain Feedback/Select Preferred Alternatives
Phase 3 January-July 2024  Conduct Risk Assessment/Develop and Refine Preferred Alternatives/Prepare Cost Estimate and Investment Strategy