The intersection at the Food Lion on Route 13 (Lankford Highway) is the most dangerous in Northampton County. While VDOT has been dragging its feet for over tens before addressing the dangers, that section of roadway may finally be gaining more traction and visibility. While VDOT has addressed the intersection with a set of sub-par designs, Granville Hogg, RH Meyers and David Boyd have worked to be sure that, if they are going to do it, they need to do it right.
“I am sorry for any inconvenience the changes to this intersection/crossing cause to anyone because of me but I care infinitely more about the safety of the citizens of Northampton County and this is a very treacherous crossing and it needs to be closed or significantly changed before someone is killed.” – Supervisor John Coker
In response to public outcry, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to learn about planned safety improvements along Route 13 (Lankford Highway) in Accomack County and provide feedback on the projects. VDOT will host a public hearing on Monday, June 18 as follows:
Design Public Hearing:
Monday, June 18, 2018, 4-7 p.m.
Arcadia High School
8210 Lankford Highway
Oak Hall, VA 23416
One project will focus on planned improvements at the intersection of Lankford Highway and Route 695 (New Temperanceville Road). The other project will focus on planned improvements at Lankford Highway and Route 175 (Chincoteague Road).
The purpose of the hearing is to give citizens an opportunity to review proposed improvements, meet with VDOT representatives and provide input. The meeting will be held in an open-house format with no formal presentation given.
Citizens may provide written and oral comments at the meeting or submit them by June 28, 2018 to Ms. Nancy Marshall, VDOT Project Manager, 1700 North Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434. They may also e-mail them to Nancy.Marshall@vdot.virginia.gov or call 757-925-2500 (TTY/TDD users dial 711).