Overhead seen: New traffic signal one of two on busier U.S. 250
Highway workers have been installing a new traffic signal outside UVA's new Transitional Care Hospital (the place that made the news recently for its ability to move one-ton humans via overhead lifts). The new stoplight becomes the second within 4/10ths of a mile, with the other being the one installed as a blinking light in 1997 and converted four years later to stop-and-go status at Broomley Road at the Ivy Nursery.
"It's about to get harder to get to Charlottesville from Crozet," notes realtor Jim Duncan, as he Tweeted about the newest light–- which came as proffer from UVA as part of the property's site plan process, according to Virginia Department of Transportation spokesperson Lou Hatter. A recent Charlottesville Tomorrow story noted that UVA's the big engine driving the look of this road.
As for talk of yet another light destined for the vicinity of the White Gables condominium complex a little closer to town, that hasn't yet been decided, says Hatter.