Windsor to ask for traffic light

Published 8:37 pm Monday, July 8, 2013

By Stephen Cowles

The Tidewater News

WINDSOR — The Windsor Town Council will consider supporting a resolution asking for a traffic signal at the intersection of Windsor Boulevard (Route 460) and Old Mill Road (Route 607) at its Tuesday meeting.

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The Isle of Wight County Board of Supervisors recently passed its own decision, which asks the Virginia Department of Transportation to install the signal.

“We’re adopting a resolution that supports that,” Windsor Town Manager Mike Stallings said. “There’s no financial contribution required.”

Two months ago, according to the council agenda packet, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters at the Shirley T. Holland Intermodal Park did a study to show why a signal is needed. GMCR’s concern is the safety of its employees and truck traffic at the intersection during peak hours.

“Specifically, their concern is the lack of a traffic signal at this intersection to control left-hand turn movements from Route 460 onto Old Mill Road, as well as left-hand turn movements from Old Mill Road onto Route 460,” as stated in the agenda background information.

Although the study reportedly can’t yet justify the signal for GMCR’s 156 employees, this could change when the company reaches 400 employees, which is what’s projected within six months. The company also looks to have 800 employees within two years.

County staff asked the supervisors to consider the resolution request based on GMCR’s prediction.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers, 8 E. Windsor Blvd.

To see the rest of the agenda, visit www.windsor-va.gov.