Crash Study of Rt. 221 Has Officials Looking Hard At Solutions

Crash rates on the stretch of 221 between Forest and the Lynchburg Expressway are higher than the statewide average. The Region 2000 Local Government Council and the Central Virginia Metropolitan Planning Organization just finished studying the corridor. Officials have developed a list of ideas to address both safety and congestion. Region 2000 has recommended a speed study for the entire corridor and increased speed enforcement. They’re also suggesting more turn lanes at busy intersections and better timing of traffic lights.

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