FRANKLIN COUNTY – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will held a citizens information meeting to present plans to construct a roundabout as a safety improvement at the intersection of Route 122 (Booker T. Washington Highway) and Route 636 (Hardy Road) in Franklin County January 23.
The meeting was held at Burnt Chimney Elementary School located at 80 Burnt Chimney Road in Wirtz at 5 p.m.
The meeting allowed citizens or organizations to give input on the project in an “open-house” type format with no formal presentation given. VDOT representatives were on-hand to discuss the project and answer questions.
VDOT is pursuing changing the scope of a previously funded safety improvement project at the Route 122 and Hardy Road intersection and refining the design to include a roundabout to provide improvements that enhance safety given the more recent crash pattern.
A number of accidents, some fatal, have happened at the intersection over the years.