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Signs and crossings

Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 11:39 am

Four years ago, Montross’ town revitalization committee held its last meeting. One of the final projects that they placed a work order in for was the installation of the electronic crosswalk lights near Angelo’s Pizza. Since then, the lights have been installed, but the result tends to be mixed. Pedestrians punch the button and fire up the lights, but drivers don’t always yield. Larry Hinson, a resident of the county, had spoken about it back at August’s town meeting, and at last week’s meeting, Mr. McKeever of VDOT was on hand to give an update on the matter.

“You guys have put additional signage and arrows down there. At this point, I’m not sure what else there is you can do,” Vice Mayor Cosgrove commented with a chuckle, “but citizens still seem to have concerns with crossing there. They feel like it’s a blind curve when you’re going westbound, even with the flashing lights.”

According to McKeever, Cosgrove was right about the first half of his statement, saying that “We had heard people talk about extra flashers for that corner a few times at Board of Supervisors meetings, but honestly, it’s not going to happen because it wouldn’t improve the existing conditions.”

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