Make Meade, Pruden intersection safer

Published 5:43 pm Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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To the editor,

The intersection of Meade Parkway and Pruden Boulevard is an important one.

Meade Parkway is the entrance to a myriad of medical services providers, including the free clinic at its entrance. But guess what: If you are trying to get to Meade Parkway from the Main Street direction and are a pedestrian or handicapped in a motorized wheelchair, forget it. You will die trying. There is absolutely no room on either side of Pruden that crosses over a muddied branch of the Nansemond River at that location that is safe to traverse with 45 mph traffic zooming by.

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Check it out. You’ll see what I mean. I am not affected by this, but I think about it every time I drive by this spot.

VDOT, or whomever, should give this a look and think about it before someone handicapped or a pedestrian is killed.


Donald Dale