This is your connection to Downtown. Let’s work together to make it better. The East High streetscape project includes portions of Market Street, 9th Street, and East High Street. With the upcoming replacement of Belmont Bridge and available funding from the SMART SCALE prioritization process, now is the time to come together to identify priorities, discover and celebrate our community expectations, and add lasting value to this important link in the City’s transportation network.

We need your input!

The Process

A preferred design is expected to be selected by December 2018. A preliminary design will be approved by Spring 2019 following a formal public hearing allowing for right-of-way and/or easements to be purchased later in 2019. Construction is expected to start in Spring/Summer 2020.

Answers to Common Questions

Map showing the Belmont Bridge Project and East High Street corridor

This map shows the continuation of the East High Street Corridor from the Belmont Bridge Project. Click here to view the Belmont Bridge Project website.

News and Updates

At its meeting on October 21, 2019, the City of Charlottesville City Council approved the design of the E. High Streetscape Project.  The project will now advance to final design and seek R/W Authorization from VDOT/FHWA.

Community Events


For more information about upcoming meetings and to contact the project team, visit the Get Involved page.