The Townie Tribune
@Mary Stine testing out a comment. Let me know if you see it
I just wanted to get a sense of support for an idea-
If I were to collect signatures to bring to VDOT for rumble strips/speed bumps on some sections of Rectortown road, would people be okay with that? I was told before that VDOT wouldn't put in strips because they are "too loud" for local residents, but I can't imagine them being any louder than the motorcycles and semis that come tearing through here at 50+ MPH. I was hoping that if enough people showed their support for some sort of physical calming measure that VDOT might reconsider.
We have a toddler, and I'm getting increasingly anxious about living here with such big, fast vehicles constantly speeding by.
Yes, Hillsboro is a major improvement for the residents. That traffic calming project is comparable to what has happened in other local towns — Upperville, Middleburg, Alfieris, etc.
Those towns are significantly larger than Rectortown with much higher traffic volumes. Accordingly and unfortunately, the Virginia Department of Transportation, which is responsible for all of the roads, is simply not going to spend multi million dollars to make make any traffic calming improvements in Rectortown.
The speeding on Atoka and Rectortown Roads drives me crazy, just as it does to everyone else in Rectortown. I also am frustrated by the “fact” that state laws allow tractor-semitrailers with 102”-wide axles to operate on our 96”-wide roads in Rectortown. Such a situation is both unsafe and beyond belief.
Hillsboro had a worse traffic problem and have just reopened with their new traffic calming completed. It is functionally a great success meaning the traffic is slower and townies are much safer waling around. I recommend a visit.
Speeding and large trucks on Atoka and Rectortown Roads is certainly a REAL problem. It is going to take some very creative, outside the box solutions since the police have already told us there is nothing much more they can do. And, the VDOT is the same in terms of restricting our roads to keep the large trucks that are using these roads as short cuts off of them.