As construction for the new traffic light pattern is in progress at the Food Lion parking lot, an severe accident occurred around 6pm Friday which tended to highlight the need for more safety at this intersection.
Studies have shown that that the average speed through that area is over 60 mph. Add tourist traffic, and folks that are not familiar with the intersection, and you have a traffic safety issue on your hands.
Former Supervisor Granville Hogg has been beating this drum for almost twenty years now. His motivation pushed VDOT to finally address the situation.