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Local Government Offices will be closed on 2/15 in Observance of President's Day
Albemarle County Local Government offices, Albemarle County Courts, the Commonwealth Attorney Office and Sheriff’s Office will all be closed on Monday February 15, 2016, in observance of President's Day.

Rt. 250 Bypass West Closed Thursday Night
Pipe installation requires detour between Rt. 29 and Barracks Rd.; follow signed detour

Route 250 westbound will be closed overnight Thursday between Route 29 (Emmet Street) and Barracks Road while storm drainage pipes are installed underneath the roadway. During the closure, from 9 p.m. Thursday until 6 a.m. Friday, the ramp from southbound Route 29 to Route 250 Bypass west will also be closed. Westbound traffic will be detoured south on Route 29 and then right on Barracks Road, which carries traffic back to Route 250 Bypass westbound. Motorists traveling through the area overnight Thursday and early Friday morning should be aware of possible congestion, follow the signed detour and be alert for construction vehicles and workers near the travel lanes on Route 29.

Election Officers Needed in Albemarle County
Serve Your Community and Protect Democracy

Volunteers are needed in Albemarle County to serve as Election Officers in the precinct polling places for the upcoming March 1 Presidential Primary Election. This community service requires good reading, writing, and public relations skills. It also requires the strength to assist with polling place set up and the stamina to endure a long day. A stipend and training is provided.

Reassessment Notices Mailed on January 29th
Albemarle County is sending 2016 Change of Assessment notices to taxpayers this week reflecting changes in property values resulting from the County's recently completed annual reassessment.  The notice will show the new 2016 assessed values alongside the 2015 and 2014 values and tax amounts and provide the percent change in the proposed new tax levy as compared to each of the two previous year’s tax levies. The proposed tax levy is based on the new assessed value and the 2015 tax rate, since the 2016 tax rate is set by the Board of Supervisors at a later date. Any questions regarding the new assessment notice should be directed to the Office of the County Assessor.

Construction Resumes Tonight on Rt. 29-Rio Rd. Project
Lane closures will resume tonight on the Rio Road grade-separated intersection project. Between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. traffic will be restricted to one lane north and southbound on Route 29 (Seminole Trail). Motorists should watch for signs directing traffic through the work zone, observe the 35 mph speed limit and be alert for workers and equipment near the open travel lane.

Overnight Closures of Rio Road Crossover Continue
Installation of soil anchors for bridge pilings, retaining walls will begin Jan. 26

Nighttime work to install anchors for the pilings that will support the bridge and retaining walls at the Rio Road grade-separated intersection will begin Jan. 26. The work, which will be done at night, uses a compressed air-driven hammer to drill the tie-back anchors into the soil behind the pilings. Overnight closures of Rio Road at the Route 29 intersection will continue during the tie-back installation, which is expected to take eight to 10 weeks. During the closures, between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., traffic on Rio Road will not be able to cross Route 29 or make left turns onto Route 29. Left turns from Route 29 onto Rio Road will also be prohibited. Through traffic traveling north and south on Route 29 will be maintained, as will right turns from Route 29 onto Rio Road and from Rio Road eastbound to Route 29 southbound.