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VDOT improves Chesterfield intersection


VDOT has installed at least two new signs at a Chesterfield intersection to improve safety there. Still, area residents say, the signs alone aren't enough to keep drivers safe.

NBC12 first told you about Old Bon Air Road back in May, when residents were complaining the narrow, winding road was a danger to motorists.

Since then, VDOT has installed curve advisory signs on each end of the Old Bon Air Road and Rockaway Road intersection.

"In the past we've heard screeching and ambulances," Bon Air resident Pat Parker told NBC12. "We don't hear that anymore so I think the signs are helping."

Residents admit since the signs were posted, some drivers obey them and others don't. Cars continually speed around the potentially dangerous curve.

"There are even lights at the top of the hill warning people that it's supposed to be 25 miles per hour coming down the hill," said Bon Air resident Nancy Wilder. "It hasn't changed their driving at all."

Residents have also requested that VDOT install a guard rail and deer crossing signs. VDOT investigated and said there weren't enough deer-related accidents to warrant such signs. 

NBC12 checked back in with Chesterfield police who say, they didn't see a significant crash pattern on Old Bon Air. The department reports there were four crashes near that intersection in 2011 and two so far this year.

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