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Supporters Say Senate Should Not Blame the Western Bypass - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, ...

There are 11 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Apr 18, 2012, titled Supporters Say Senate Should Not Blame the Western Bypass - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, .... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

The Western Bypass has people in Richmond pointing fingers. The cash it will take to build the 6.1-mile long road is being overshadowed by a larger project in northern Virginia.

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heh

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Apr 19, 2012
"as soon as the first section gets underway - he plans to begin working toward building the second section"

Build it, and they will come.
Tom

Buckingham, VA

#2 Apr 19, 2012
Built it, build it, build it!

Since: Nov 11

Farmville, VA

#3 Apr 19, 2012
The 8 lane interstate running through Charlottesville's main retail area is nearly complete but for a few over-passes at the smaller intersections. Why should we fix what we have when we can just cut the city's throat and keep everyone as far away as possible?
Wow

Dover, DE

#4 Apr 19, 2012
heh wrote:
"as soon as the first section gets underway - he plans to begin working toward building the second section"
Build it, and they will come.
They already came, now you have to deal with them. Build the dang road and you can still retard growth if your county and city leaders REALLY want to do that. Problem is, there is no money in standing pat, so build it or not C'ville will grow.

Bottom line: Build the bypass to alleviate traffic and work your city and county officials to slow the growth rate. BTW, good luck with all that! Change happens.

P.S. C'ville should also try to keep it's head down and stop ending up on everybody's "favorite place to live" in the U.S. list. Very bad press if you are trying to keep growth in check.
Eric

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Apr 19, 2012
Why build a huge road to bypass the huge road only recently completed? Growth? Grow smart. Urban sprawl is a cancer that ruins the heterogeneous nature of an area. The 29 area of Charlottesville is gross- filled with chain restaurants and strip malls, this will simply create another pathway to ruin the landscape and allow sprawl to consume. Gross.
Wow

Dover, DE

#6 Apr 19, 2012
Eric wrote:
Why build a huge road to bypass the huge road only recently completed? Growth? Grow smart. Urban sprawl is a cancer that ruins the heterogeneous nature of an area. The 29 area of Charlottesville is gross- filled with chain restaurants and strip malls, this will simply create another pathway to ruin the landscape and allow sprawl to consume. Gross.
You said it yourself. There are many folks who don't want to go through that "gross" stop and go nightmare 29N has become. Not everyone is wanting to go "shopping" just North. The bypass will do just that, bypass the gross 29N eyesore. If you don't understand the difference between a road with 56 stop lights and intersections and one without that allows traffic flow, there is no use attempting to discuss it further.

"Gross", your words, not mine, but I kinda agree with you.
Fed Up

Forest Park, GA

#7 Apr 19, 2012
we need this road just build it
VotingLiberally

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Apr 19, 2012
Wow wrote:
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You said it yourself. There are many folks who don't want to go through that "gross" stop and go nightmare 29N has become. Not everyone is wanting to go "shopping" just North. The bypass will do just that, bypass the gross 29N eyesore. If you don't understand the difference between a road with 56 stop lights and intersections and one without that allows traffic flow, there is no use attempting to discuss it further.
"Gross", your words, not mine, but I kinda agree with you.
The northern terminus is at Forest Lakes South? How does that alleviate traffic lights?
There are plenty of lights from there north to Ruckersville and more planned. Even at the southern terminus at Sandrige Rd, there are lights to pass thru. So both north and south bound traffic will have to contend with traffic lights.
hoodatbe

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Apr 19, 2012
The 29 bypass as designed will NOT be a true bypass. To do so, it would need it's southern terminus to lie closer to the 64 interchange and the northern terminus should be closer to Madison. While I agree A road is needed, THIS road is not going to help those of us living in the area, or the folks that drive up and down the 29 corridor. In fact, the Culpeper Chamber of Commerce has already voiced their concern and dissatisfaction with this plan. This “bypass” has served as a political football for conservatives to play with in an attempt to move their election season agendas forward. Considering the feds have yet to approve this appalling misuse of funds, I hope those in RIC realize that other, shovel ready and in-progress projects are more necessary to fund now.
Dave Redding

Charlottesville, VA

#10 Apr 19, 2012
Interesting that last statement in the article. Even Mr. Boyd does not the "approved" road a real bypass.(It is not even a 1/2 bypass.)

The people who support this expensive road will be surprised when they get to the end of the 29 Bypass and there are still 13 red lights before they get on the open road.
Harriett Bowie

Earlysville, VA

#11 Apr 23, 2012
The 29 By Pass is an unnecessary road as well as being obsolete.Oh and let's not to mention how it was shoved down everyone throat with out proper public dialogue.
Our elected officials are behind the times, the internet has rewritten the business model. More shopping I don't think so---- with gas at almost at $4.00 a gallon. Not to mention that as a business owner I have noticed that people would prefer to shop online. So if these elected folks think that creating a western by will create a growth sector to enhance their revenues they need a realty check. Folks now days perfer to point shoot click. It comes to them in a brown box, in a brown truck. Personally the folks in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas have nothing to complain about. Commute in Northern VA for a week and then come back and be greatful you don't live there. Let's put our tax payers monies where it will do the most good----and benefit more citizens and the environment give that money to Northern Virginia to complete the rail, that is where the money will do the most good.

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