Letter – Reader wants a traffic light

Published 4:01 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2023

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I am a new driver, and I am writing to say I think there should be a light at the intersection of Nansemond Pkwy and Sleepy Hole Rd. Traffic there has always been heavy around 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. because of school, making it difficult to make a turn there. Sometimes, people have to wait several minutes. Since the opening of the Amazon centers, it has gotten even worse, with a lot of traffic in that area between 5:30 and 6 p.m. as well. Sometimes, when people make the turns, it almost causes accidents. In fact, there have been a couple of bad accidents there already, one of them involving a school bus. It looks like they are going to widen Nansemond Pkwy in the area around the school, which would help to move the traffic through, but a light would certainly shorten the wait times for people turning and those behind them, and make the travel much safer for everyone in that area.

Braden Willis

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