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City of Waynesboro, Virginia
City Manager’s Office and the Department of Public Works
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 23, 2017
Changes to Traffic Management and Signalization at 13th and Rosser Avenue
The City of Waynesboro will be removing the traffic signals at the intersection of Rosser Avenue, 13th Street, and Crompton Road.
Stop signs will be installed at the 13th Street approach and Crompton Road approach. This is an interim measure provided by the City’s transportation and traffic engineers after evaluation of the conditions and performance of the intersection.
The change is necessitated by a recent determination by a non-city utility provider, communicated in April of this year, that the utility poles which currently support the span wire holding the signals will no longer be available for that purpose.
The stop signs will remain in place during the design and construction of a permanent traffic management solution which will restore or improve levels of service and safety delivered by the traffic signals.
During the interim period, the overall level of service at the intersection will improve during A.M. hours but will fall below current levels of service during P.M. hours with the stop signs. Service during peak traffic hours will be appreciably lower than currently provided. While motorists will certainly detect the less efficient arrangement during peak hours, the public is assured that the measures reflect proper attention to safety and meet traffic standards given the circumstance.
The City notes that the change is necessitated by unforeseeable external factors. The City staff were able to delay the necessitated change until the conclusion of the school year. The public is encouraged to exercise caution and care in the new traffic management plan.