If the Albemarle Board of Supervisors does pass Places29, without fundamental changes (including real consideration of a bypass option), we believe VDOT will continue to press the arterial standards. If forced to meet this “new” standard, many approved developments may not be able to be achieved.
Places29 will then be nothing more than an expensive book of pretty pictures that hindered rather than enhanced development opportunities in the development areas.
Just build the Western Bypass, already. 29 North was never designed to to be an artery where pedestrian activity was encouraged, was it?
Start reading about the Western Bypass, and understand that, like most infrastructure improvements in our area, nothing will ever get done.