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Dec. 21, 2016



COX ROAD IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETE IN DINWIDDIE
Improvements include both roundabout and modified intersection

DINWIDDIE – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has completed two safety improvement projects along the Cox Road (Route 226) corridor in Dinwiddie County. These improvements include modifications to the heavily traveled intersection with Boydton Plank Road (Route 1) and the construction of a single lane roundabout at Ferndale Road (Route 600).

“This $4.3 million project will improve the safety and traffic flow through the corridor,” said Ron Hobson, P.E., southern region area construction engineer. “We were able to keep roads open and traffic moving during the construction of both projects.”

“Being able to work together with Dinwiddie County, nearby communities and local businesses assured that the project was able to address localized needs for connectivity in the area.” said Crystal Smith, Petersburg residency administrator.

The recently completed roundabout at Ferndale Road provides guidance to traffic by way of permanent concrete islands, new signs and pavement markings. Additional improvements at the intersection include new sidewalks, pedestrian crosswalks and an opportunity to enhance aesthetics in the community.

Route 1 intersection work was completed several weeks ago, which widened the roadway to better accommodate turning movements for vehicular and cyclist traffic. Both Cox Rd. corridor projects began summer 2015.

Anyone with questions about the project can call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

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