Supervisors Create Committee to Make Belmont Estates Roads Safer

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

VDOT presented a study of the roads in the neighborhood where a toddler was killed in a crash to the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.

A VDOT spokesperson says in the study, they didn't find anyone speeding over the speed limit of 25 miles per hour. That's why they decided not to do anything to make the roads safer.

The Board of Supervisors decided to not ignore the issue of speeding, regardless of what the study found. They plan on making a subcommittee of supervisors, VDOT representatives and people who live in the Belmont Estates neighborhood to continue to find ways to make the roads safer.

One supervisor says they want to prevent tragedies like the one that killed the toddler in this neighborhood in August.

Supervisors say the study may have been done too early to really capture how people drive in the area. They say people may have been more cautious with their speed shortly after the accident, but in several months, the speeding issues may continue.

A neighbor who went to the meeting says she's disappointed VDOT isn't making any changes because she still sees speeding as a problem. She says she's glad a new committee will continue to work on making the roads safer.


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