By Brent Wilson, Field Officer
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Resident Engineer Joel Denunzio gave the Greene County Supervisors their quarterly update at the August 27th meeting. VDOT has a number of Greene County projects at various stages of land acquisition, design and construction.
- The Route 29 and 33 intersection project is on track for right of way acquisition over the next 24 months.
- The Route 670 connector road to Preddy Creek Road from Route 29 is scheduled to start construction in April, 2020 . The first work will be culvert replacement and guard rails to be installed. A speed study will be undertaken once the design of the roadway is decided. VDOT reviewed the two options for changes to Preddy Creek Road to flow into the new connector road – Route 670 . Alternative A shows a left hand turn onto Route 670 and Alternative B shows Preddy Creek Road flowing directly into Route 670 with a right hand turn to continue on to the intersection where Sheetz is located on the stop light on Route 29. Alternate B has fewer conflict points and is recommended by VDOT.
- The crossover at Route 33 and Greencroft where two fatalities have occurred recently was discussed. Short term the stop bar is to be moved up closer to the intersection to increase line of site from 650 feet to 800 feet. The median that was graded down several years ago will be mowed more frequently to keep the site lines open. Long term the intersection will be studied to see if a stop light is needed.
- South River is being lowered to minimized the flooding, both in frequency and degree. This will be completed this week as it was pulled ahead of work on Rosebrook Road as the weather was right for this project.
Denunzio also confirmed radar signage for Greene County has been ordered and is on its way. These signs will collect data on speed and can be moved around the county as Sheriff Steve Smith sees fit.
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