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Supes discuss traffic pattern at Clarksville bypass

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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:31 am

The Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors discussed changes to be made at the Highway 58 and Highway 15 intersection at the Clarksville Bridge to ensure drivers safety. 

Prior to Monday’s board meeting the Secondary Roads Committee met with Virginia Department Of Transportation representatives to discuss a proposed upgrade to the intersection of Highway 58 and Highway 15 in Clarksville. 

During the committee meeting the board was informed of VDOT’s proposal of installing a roundabout at the intersection. 

“I know its needed; it’s a dangerous area,” board member Claudia Lundy said in favor of constructing the roundabout to improve the traffic flow and safety of that area. 

In reference to the current traffic pattern at the intersection board member Jim Jennings said, “You cannot look enough to go across it.” 

The majority of the board members agreed that the intersection with its current traffic pattern is not the best option to have drivers safely cross the roadway. 

Board Chairman Glenn Barbour said “I’ve never met a roundabout that didn't freak me out,” but he went on to say despite his personal concerns with roundabouts he is glad the process is being made at that intersection to better protect drivers. 

The final design is still in planning stages and the committee has agreed to meet again in the near future to discuss the matter further. 

“I look forward to solving our issue at Highway 58 and 15 intersection,” Vice-Chairman, Gregg Gordon, said and continued saying he is glad that VDOT is taking a closer look at the intersection to try to address the problem. 

VDOT’s district office is hoping the project will be completed by December 2018.

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