In heavy website traffic, it under no circumstances fails, southbound drivers wave them out, with them creating blind entries to the northbound lanes and normally causing incidents and prolonged delays, backing up site visitors worse than it is.

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It would be wonderful to see Jersey barriers go up on that extend of U.S. 1. Any chance that will come about?

—Terrie Toepfer, Fredericksburg

The Virginia Division of Transportation designed modifications at that intersection to assist contend with website traffic spikes at the intersection, where by “thousands of supplemental cars” cross the Falmouth Bridge each working day because the Chatham span is shut, according to nearby spokeswoman Kelly Hannon.

She extra that there are no options to erect barriers, although also discouraging drivers to use aspect streets to make turns explained previously mentioned.

Hannon also stated VDOT’s proposed detour need to get the job done for drivers: take Riverside Travel beneath the Falmouth Bridge, preserve straight on Caroline Street, convert suitable onto Germania Avenue, then convert suitable at the targeted visitors sign onto Princess Anne Avenue.

That detour eradicates dangerous left turns.

As for the targeted visitors congestion, Hannon also mentioned that I-95 jams feed traffic to U.S. 1.

Expansive get the job done on the interstate also has contributed to some of the website traffic woes.