Lou Hatter 540-829-7537
Jan. 28, 2008
Route 33/Celt Road Signal to be Activated Jan. 30
Full-cycle signal installed to improve safety near Greene County schools complex
CULPEPER – The traffic signal
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The Virginia Department of
Transportation (VDOT) is installing the signal to improve safety in the area
The signals are also equipped with video detectors to sense when traffic approaches the intersection so that the signals can change more rapidly during off-peak hours. Signal pre-emption devices have also been installed on the signals for use by emergency services vehicles while responding to calls. Those preemption devices allow the emergency vehicles to change the signal to green as the emergency vehicle approaches the intersection, which increases safety for the responders and other motorists.
The cost for the signal project
is $115,400, including the design and installation of the signals. It is being
funded by VDOT from federal money allocated to
Motorists are reminded to use caution as they approach the intersection, particularly just after the signal is activated while drivers adjust to the new traffic pattern. Although the green signal gives them clearance to enter the intersection they must still be aware of other vehicles that may be turning in front of them or approaching from the other direction. They should also be alert for other vehicles stopping at the intersection approach or within the intersection.
Highway safety is everyone’s responsibility. Virginia’s
highway safety partnership — the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia
Department of Motor Vehicles and Virginia State Police — challenges you to help
prevent highway fatalities. Buckle up. Avoid distractions. Share the road. Drive
drug- and alcohol-free. Obey speed limits. For more information on the
Highway Safety Challenge and things you can do to avoid becoming
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