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Route 17 traffic signal improvement project completed

A traffic signal improvement project along Route 17 in Gloucester County has been completed by the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Agency spokesperson Tina Bundy said new equipment will allow VDOT to coordinate traffic signal timing and change timing remotely to respond to incidents and emergencies. Bundy said Route 17 is designated as a hurricane evacuation route.

The work, with a total price tag of $2.3 million, also included installation of pedestrian crossing devices and crosswalks at several intersections, she said.

Intersections between Glenns and Gloucester Point were improved during the work, which stretched over 18 months, Bundy said.

The intersections with improved traffic signal equipment include: Route 17 at Route 33 (Puller Memorial Highway);

Route 198 (Glenns Road) at Route 17;

Route 17 at Route 606 (Ark Road)/Route 606 (Fary’s Mill Road);

Route 17 at McFadden Way/Hospital Drive;

Route 17 at Route 17 Business (Main Street) and Route 619 (Fiddlers Gree...

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