Construction to Limit West Main Street Traffic to One Way This Weekend

December 05, 2013

To accommodate construction of the Battle Building at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, traffic in front of the project on West Main Street will be one-way westbound Friday through Monday.Electronic signage and construction personnel will help direct traffic. Eastbound traffic will be detoured around the project using 14th Street NW, Wertland Street and 10th Street NW. Westbound traffic on West Main Street in front of the project will be limited to one lane.

Weather permitting, the detour will be in place from 6 a.m. on Friday to 9 p.m. on Monday. If inclement weather delays construction, the detour will be delayed for one week, instead taking place from 6 a.m. on Dec. 13 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 16.

The construction work also will impact some Charlottesville Area Transit buses. CAT will detour the Free Trolley and Routes 4, 6 and 7 in the eastbound direction on West Main Street. This will affect only passengers using bus stop No. 11138 (corner of West Main and 11th Street SW eastbound).

There will be a temporary bus stop installed at the corner of West Main and Roosevelt Brown Boulevard. This temporary stop will be served only by the Free Trolley and Route 7. Route 4 and 6 will not service bus stop No. 11138 or the temporary bus stop.

Additional information and a map of the detours are available here.

The detour will accommodate the installation of a 30,000-gallon water tank for the Battle Building, which is scheduled to open in June. The 200,000-square-foot building will consolidate U.Va.’s outpatient pediatric specialty care and organize it by neighborhoods, with multiple services grouped together based on children’s needs. The building also will be the new home for U.Va.’s Outpatient Surgery Center.

Media Contact

Eric Swensen

UVA Health System