The Town of Cape Charles continues to move ahead in its effort to change reverse-in parking spaces with head-in parking spaces.
The Town submitted a Design Waiver Request to VDOT last August 2021, however, VDOT responded that they consider head-in angled parking more hazardous and requested that the Town address several safety issues.
As part of the new ‘safety’ plan, the Town proposed reducing the speed limit to 15 mph from Peach Street to Harbor Avenue and prohibiting trucks of all kinds (including vans and SUVs) from the angled parking spaces. VDOT, for ‘safety’ reasons, likes the idea of restricting parking on the north side of Mason Avenue to passenger cars only. According to the VDOT, it would improve visibility and would alleviate safety concerns.
Parking for trucks, SUVs, and minivans will be located on the south side of Mason Avenue, the municipal parking lot south of Mason Avenue, side streets north of Mason Avenue (Peach, Strawberry, Pine, and Harbor), and Randolph Avenue.
Town Council will review the proposal at the next Regular Meeting this Thursday, February 17th.