Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Meadowcreek Parkway - what's that?

Do you mean "Meadow Creek Parkway", "McIntire Road Extended", "Route 250 Bypass Interchange at McIntire Road", some of the above, all of the above, other?

The term Meadowcreek Parkway is a term that seems not to refer to any particular project or group of projects (although it may well have in the past). It is, however, often used to cover a variety of roadway elements in combination or separately but is a source of more confusion than clarity. The total of $27 Million Route 250 Bypass Interchange at McIntire Road project Congressional earmark funding in SAFETEA-LU legislation was identified to "Construct Meadowcreek Parkway Interchange, Charlottesville" - but federal, state, and local officials claim this interchange is independent of any parkway projects (by that or any other name). The Hook recently posted an article about work beginning on the Meadowcreek Parkway to which I sent in a comment. Take a minute and visit the posting. Perhaps you have some thoughts to add on the subject, too.

Photo Source: Charlottesville Tomorrow Blog Item

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