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Mathews Main Street intersection widened

Less than two weeks after residents attended a VDOT meeting to express their concerns about the newly-constructed intersection at Main and Church streets in downtown Mathews, a realignment of the intersection and widening of part of the road has already begun.

Because Mathews Volunteer Fire Department representatives had expressed concerns about their trucks being able to negotiate the turn, Virginia Department of Transportation and county officials met with fire department personnel at the intersection last week and watched as a school bus coming out of Church Street navigated a right turn onto Main Street, said Mathews Planning and Zoning Director Thomas Jenkins.

Following that meeting, VDOT personnel and the contractor worked together to modify the curve of the bump-outs in front of Richardson’s Café and the Halcyon building. They also decided to create a mountable curb that a tire can cross over.

As a result, Main Street will be 26 feet wide in front of the Halcyon ...

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