Councilwoman takes up roundabout at meeting tonight

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - City leaders will continue exploring the idea of adding another roundabout in Richmond's Southside.

It would be at the intersection of Belt Boulevard and Hull Street Road. The idea is to ease traffic congestion and reduce the number of accidents.

The city planning department believes the roundabout could do just that, but those who live and work nearby plan to discuss it at a meeting Thursday night.

The project would cost $617,000 and be paid for through Federal grants.

Traffic engineers proposed the idea last fall saying it significantly reduces accidents, but those living near Belt and Hull aren't so sure, and neither is the district's City Council Representative, Reva Trammell.

Trammell will hold a meeting to solicit public opinion on the roundabout project at St. Paul's Baptist Church near Belt and Hull Thursday night from 6 to 730 pm.

Trammell says that intersection actually used to be a traffic circle and after talking with hundreds of constituents, she's not convinced it should be switched back.

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