In August, former supervisor Granville Hogg, along with John Coker and County Administrator Charles Kalakowski met with VDOT to take another look at the Food Lion intersection project (FLIP) to see if there were other alternatives. After the meeting, VDOT was to get back to Hogg and the County on the installation of a roadway tying into Bayside Road and potential for a stop light. So far, that has not happened.
Sources are now telling the Mirror that our local representatives are not planning to follow through on the proposed roadway.
The way this works, is that if the public does indeed care about meaningful change at the intersection, they must voice their concerns first through elected officials, and then through VDOT themselves. If apathy wins the day, VDOT will apply Occum’s Razor and go with the easiest, and cheapest solution.
Below is an email from Hogg to Chris Hall of VDOT, which adequately outlines the current state, and where the project needs to go: [Read more…]