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VDOT improves deadly intersection

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

VDOT began making improvements to a Chesterfield intersection Wednesday because of NBC12's calls. Less than 24-hours after a man was killed at Hopkins Road and Little Creek Lane, VDOT installed a new stop sign.

Neighbors say the stop sign had been missing for over a year. While they said the new sign is an improvement, there is more work to do.

"I would not want a child of mine or any child I knew crossing that street," said Marj Patterson, the director of Wee Folks Nursery.

Patterson wants VDOT to decrease the speed on Hopkins Road, which is a four lane, 45 mile-per-hour roadway.

Kathy Smart lives across the street from where 20-year-old Christopher Coleman was killed. She wants changes to the intersection's lighting as well.

"We have one light and it's dim and flickers," said Smart.

Smart worries about the pedestrians who walk along Hopkins, including children.

Wee Folks, Hopkins Elementary and Meadowbrook High are all within a stone's throw of each other.

Meanwhile, VDOT says from Little Creek Lane to Chippenham Parkway sees approximately 26,000 vehicles a day.

VDOT told NBC12 that if speed was a factor in this pedestrian death, they will look into possibly decreasing the speed on Hopkins.

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