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Edgehill improvements still five years away

Motorists have been hoping for relief at Gloucester’s busy Main Street intersection for years. Looks like they’ll have to wait a while longer, as state transportation officials said it’ll be about another five years before improvements are made at Edgehill.

According to Virginia Department of Transportation spokesperson Kelly Hannon, Gloucester County submitted a House Bill 2 funding application for improvements to that intersection. The project was scored as part of the House Bill 2 prioritization process, and was recommended for funding to the Commonwealth Transportation Board. In turn, CTB included $1.5 million in the FY2017-2022 Six-Year Improvement Program that it passed last month.

The project will reconstruct the existing Business 17/Route 14/3 intersection to add capacity by reconfiguring medians, striping and signals, Hannon said. VDOT is working to reduce driver delay through that area, Hannon said.

Preliminary engineering might begin this August, she sai...

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