The cost of the new intersection at Food Lion was over $2 million, yet it appears the VDOT engineers were never taught how to manage water flow. Almost any civil engineer, and anyone with any rational sense knows that water flows from high areas to low. When designing any type of roadway, the grade is how you handle the movement of water from one place to another. At the entrance to the Food Lion shopping center, water continually pools up because it is all flowing into one distinct area (as it has for years).
For a $2 million dollar price tag to ‘improve’ that intersection, you would think that a basic correction would have been made. Apparently not. The following images were taken by Marita Patterson.