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Albemarle County Fire Rescue Credits Smoke Alarm for Minimizing Damage in Residential Structure Fire
Smoke Alarm Installed as Part of County’s Project RISK Initiative 

Albemarle County Fire Rescue (ACFR) credits a smoke alarm, installed as part of Project RISK (Residential, Inspections, Smoke Alarms, Knowledge), for minimizing the damage from a house fire that occurred in Keswick on the afternoon of Monday, June 20, 2016. A person in the house at the time of the fire heard the smoke alarm and alerted the rest of the individuals in the home. The smoke alarm ensured that everyone got out of the house safely and that the fire department was notified before the fire spread and did further damage.

Albemarle County Announces Enhanced Traffic Enforcement in the Vicinity of the Route 29/Rio Road Construction
Albemarle County announces enhanced traffic enforcement in the vicinity of the Route 29/Rio Road Construction, including Carrsbrook Drive, Huntington Road, Northfield Drive, Old Brook Road, Berkmar Drive, Hillsdale Drive, and Branchlands Drive. The Albemarle County Police Department has assigned a traffic officer for enforcement and visibility to these areas during morning and evening rush hours. In addition, the entire patrol division will conduct enforcement and visibility in these areas when not responding to calls for service. Furthermore, speed trailers and message boards will be deployed to remind drivers of speed limits.

Tree Trimming Begins Monday on Rt. 250 Bypass
Motorists should stay alert for traffic controls, use caution approaching work zone

On June 13, a contractor with the Virginia Department of Transportation will trim vegetation to improve visibility on the Route 250 Bypass in both directions at the Barracks Road entrance and exit ramps in Albemarle County. Beginning at 9 a.m. in the eastbound location, the merge lane from the entrance ramp to Route 250 Bypass east will be closed. Due to the shortened merge lane, motorists should use caution moving into the travel lane. Motorists on Route 250 Bypass eastbound should stay alert for merging traffic as they approach the work zone. After work is complete at the eastbound location, the contractor will move to the westbound location to trim vegetation on Route 250 Bypass west at the exit ramp to Barracks Road. To avoid impacts to rush hour traffic, any trimming work at the westbound location not completed by 4 p.m. will be performed Tuesday beginning at 9 a.m.