For those who are relocating to or unfamilar the area, the County of Albemarle surrounds the City of Charlottesville. (for a bit of background) The entities share a lot of things, due to to their symbiotic relationship, but conflicts no doubt arise. For a prime example, visit Charlottesville Tomorrow for today’s example:
… asked the City to close Old Lynchburg road immediately as a way to improve the position of the (Albemarle County) Board of Supervisors in their negotiations on Biscuit Run (a proposed 3,500 unit development) as well as to spark acceptance by County residents for additional road interconnections from neighborhoods like Redfields to Route 29. He argued that only if County residents were literally running into a wall at the City line would they then accept the bitter pill of a political decision by the Supervisors to build alternate paths around the City and through some County neighborhoods.
It’s interesting to hear councilors complaining about how roads are needed when many of them have been fighting the Meadowcreek Parkway, one of the most-needed roads, for years. People want roads; the localities have neither the money nor the will to build them.
The City has closed connector roads before, but not yet to such a major artery as Old Lynchburg Road. Dig in, folks. This should be interesting.