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Posted on: August 30, 2021

For Immediate Release...

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Department of Public Works, (540) 983-0646

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Signal at W. Virginia Avenue and 3rd Street

Due to a recent malfunction with the control box, the traffic signal at the intersection of W. Virginia Avenue and 3rd Street is operating with limited functionality. Instead of actively responding to current traffic situations, the signal will automatically cycle through each possible option for traffic movements regardless of vehicles being present. For example, the signal will offer a green arrow for left turns onto 3rd Street whether or not any vehicles are in the left turn lane at the time. This ensures that everyone gets a turn to move through the intersection safely but can create extra wait time for all directions at the signal.

Staff from the Department of Public Works and the Town Manager’s Office are working to replace the signal and upgrade the control box components. The new signal is anticipated to be more visible and more responsive to real-time traffic, allowing a smoother flow through the intersection.

Staff are finalizing the timeline for the project based on contractor availability. Additional announcements about the work are forthcoming. We appreciate your patience during this time as we work to ensure a long-term solution for the signal and traffic in this area of the Town.

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