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LaTina W. Bundy 540-899-4560
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FRED-52376

May 19, 2011



NEW 4-WAY STOP TO BE INSTALLED ON MOUNTAIN VIEW ROAD IN STAFFORD COUNTY
Intersection of Kellogg Mill Road and Mountain View Road Becomes All-Way Stop

FREDERICKSBURG — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will install a four-way stop at the intersection of Mountain View Road (Route 627) and Kellogg Mill Road (Route 651) in Stafford County in mid-June to shorten the delay motorists experience during peak travel times.

 

Flashing amber beacon lights warning motorists of the new stop signs are being installed. Activation will occur in mid-June.

 

Four stop signs are expected to be in place by mid-June, one on each corner of the intersection. Stop bars will be painted on each travel lane, in addition to a “Stop Ahead” pavement message.

 

VDOT is installing the stop signs in response to the delay time at the intersection, and to improve public safety.

 

Previously, traffic on Mountain View Road could proceed without interruption, while traffic at Kellogg Mill Road waited at stop signs.

 

A traffic study by VDOT found motorists on Kellogg Mill Road could wait up to 10 minutes to clear the Mountain View Road intersection during their morning commute.

 

By converting the intersection to a four-way stop, the delay for drivers on Kellogg Mill Road will be reduced, and safety will be improved for all motorists.

 

As a reminder to motorists, Virginia law gives the right-of-way to the first vehicle to arrive at a four-way stop. In the event that vehicles are stopped at two or more roadway approaches, the driver on the right has the right-of-way. This generally leads to a clockwise traffic pattern.

 

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