The Hillsdale Drive Extension project is now fully funded for construction, which is expected to begin June 30, 2016. Get the latest news here.
Welcome to the City of Charlottesville’s website for the Hillsdale Drive Extension project. This site will be your source for information related to all of the project activities and public involvement opportunities.
The Hillsdale Drive Extension Project will provide a three-lane roadway between Greenbrier Drive in Albemarle County to Hydraulic Road in the City of Charlottesville. One section will narrow to two lanes to minimize conflict between two existing buildings and their current uses. On-road bike lanes will be maintained north of Greenbrier Drive. South of Greenbrier Drive, a shared use path will be constructed on the east side of the roadway and a sidewalk will be constructed on the west side. A traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Seminole Court. A roundabout will be built at the intersection of Zan Road. Landscaping and lighting will be used to blend the project and its new pedestrian facilities into the surrounding area.
The Greenbrier Drive and Hillsdale Drive intersection has been determined to require stop signs on Greenbrier Drive only with Hillsdale Drive becoming free-flowing. Soon after construction is complete, traffic counts will be conducted at the intersection, and this intersection will continue to be monitored on a yearly basis by the Virginia Department of Transportation. Traffic signals and their supporting mast arms will be installed once VDOT has determined a signal is warranted at this intersection. During construction of Hillsdale Drive Extension, the signal’s underground wiring/conduit and mast arm foundations will be installed in preparation for the potential signal. A drawing of the redesigned Greenbrier/Hillsdale intersection is below, showing the addition of a concrete refuge island, two sets of pedestrian activated rapid flash beacons, relocated crosswalks/bus stops and narrower lanes during this interim condition.