Waynesboro City Council to Apply for VDOT Grant to Create Roundabout
WAYNESBORO, Va. (WVIR) - Changes could be on the horizon for one of the busier intersections in the city of Waynesboro. Thousands of vehicles cross East Main Street and Delphine Avenue intersection every day but the lights and the posts are wearing out.
An engineer studied the intersection and city staff is recommending a roundabout. On Monday night, city council gave the approval to apply for grant money from VDOT.
"Roundabouts tend to be safer. They tend to be an efficient way to move traffic through a busy intersection and over time they're much more economical to operate and maintain,” said Waynesboro Deputy City Manager Jim Shaw.
The city's share of the cost would be about $430,000 if awarded a matching grant from VDOT. Work would likely begin in a couple of years.