Public Weighs-In on Proposed Roundabout at Rt. 250 Intersection in Crozet
CROZET, Va. (WVIR) - People in Crozet are getting a look at plans for a new roundabout at an intersection traveled by thousands of drivers each day.
The Virginia Department of Transportation is getting feedback on plans to revamp where Routes 240, 250, and 680 come together. VDOT's goal for the project is to make what is currently a confusing Y-shaped intersection into a safer, more efficient traffic circle.
On Tuesday, VDOT showed members of the public why it believes this change is needed. VDOT is also asking drivers to weigh-in on the plans to provide suggestions for how to improve it.
Close to 17,000 drivers use the intersection daily and VDOT officials want to hear from people who may be able to provide a unique perspective.
"Between 2011 and 2016, we saw 28 crashes at this location," said VDOT project manager Hal Jones. "Ten of them were injury crashes, so with this we're hoping to reduce the number of injury-related crashes at this intersection."
The project is slated to cost more than $3.5 million. VDOT hopes to begin construction in the fall of 2020 and complete the project by the end of 2021.
Anyone who could not attend Tuesday's meeting can learn more about the project or provide feedback here. People have until June 21 to submit comments.