Traffic calming work begins in the Sunset Heights neighborhood next week


HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – Roadwork will begin Monday, August 15 to raise the intersection of Chestnut Drive and Ohio Avenue, and construct two speed cushions in the Sunset Heights neighborhood as part of intersection safety improvements in the city and traffic calming efforts. .

One speed pad will be located on Maryland Avenue near Trinity Presbyterian Church, and the other will be located on Dogwood Drive, south of the Westover Park entrance.

The construction of these projects should take two weeks, weather permitting. Harrisonburg Public Works worked with the citizens of the Sunset Heights neighborhood and the Harrisonburg Police Department to develop a traffic calming plan for the neighborhood.

The addition of the raised intersection and two speed cushions are two measures used to help with intersection safety, speed and through traffic.

The road will be closed to traffic at the intersection of Chestnut Drive and Ohio Avenue during the work, but residents of the affected area will be able to travel to and from their homes.

Additionally, there will be no traffic near the roadworks on Dogwood Drive and Maryland Avenue during construction, but the roads will reopen to normal traffic in the evening.

Road markings will be added following construction of the raised intersection and speed pads. Motorists should be extra careful when crossing work zones.

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