VDOT plans to build roundabout in Dinwiddie County

DINWIDDIE, VA (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to build a roundabout at the intersection of Ferndale Road (Route 600) and Cox Road (Route 226) in Dinwiddie County.  It will be the first roundabout in the county.

There will be a public information meeting Thursday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Sutherland Elementary School at 6000 R. B. Pamplin Drive for public input.

VDOT said the roundabout will improve driver and pedestrian safety and increase the number of vehicles that can use the intersection.  It will also include new sidewalks.

The project is expected to cost $2.8 million.  Construction is tentatively scheduled to begin in the spring 2014.

For more information about this meeting, individuals may call VDOT's Richmond District Office at 804-524-6148 (TDD 711). Residents are encouraged to provide comments at the meeting or submit written comments no later than March 28, 2010 to Jennifer Salyers, project manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 2430 Pine Forest Drive, Colonial Heights, VA 23834-9002. Individuals may also e-mail their comments to Richmondinfo@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference "Ferndale Road/Cox Road roundabout comments" in the subject line.

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