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Signal-controlled crosswalk added in Carrollton

Pedestrians are now able to cross Eagle Harbor Parkway and Kings Cross on Route 17 a bit more safely.

The Virginia Department of Transportation recently announced that a pedestrian-activated crossing signal will begin operating on or about Nov. 9 at the intersection on Carrollton Boulevard. Additional pedestrian safety features at the intersection include a refuge island in the median, which allows people to cross one set of highway lanes instead of crossing the entire span of Route 17 at one time. VDOT also says curb ramps and crosswalk striping were also added.

The project was completed ahead of schedule and cost $212,000 through a partnership between VDOT and Isle of Wight County, which submitted the project through the state’s Smart Scale program. The program prioritizes state transportation project funding.

VDOT also reminds pedestrians to obey crosswalk signals, use marked walking paths and to stay alert to traffic.