Community Meeting Wednesday 3/14 - Poland/Edgewater Roundabout

Mar 14, 2018

Major Disruptions Coming to Poland/Edgewater as Roundabout Construction Kicks Off Next Thursday

Community Meeting Wednesday 3/14

The long awaited project to construct a permanent roundabout at Poland Road and Edgewater Street will kick off next Thursday, March 15 (weather permitting).  At my request, VDOT will be holding a "Pardon Our Dust" construction meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 pm at the Ridings at Blue Springs Clubhouse (43919 Edgewater Street).

This project will replace the existing temporary roundabout with a permanent single lane roundabout, a raised center island, raised splitter islands, curb/gutter along the approaches and additional pedestrian improvements to enhance safety. At the same time, the County will be constructing a pedestrian connection along Edgewater Street between the intersection and Paramount Place.  I obtained partial funding for this project from the Board of Supervisors, and VDOT is contributing the rest under a state safety program.

The good news is that the contractor has major incentives to finish the work by the end of the summer. The bad news is that in order to do the work, there will be MAJOR disruptions to the intersection. Work will be performed on individual quadrants of the intersection throughout the spring/summer, requiring flagging operations for lane closures and, at times, full closure of the intersection. Work will be restricted to Mondays - Thursdays, 9:30 am - 3:00 pm and 9:30 am - 2:00 pm on Fridays.  No weekend or holiday work is expected.  It is recommended that drivers utilize alternate routes during construction times if possible.  Flagging operations will be occurring at multiple approaches and only one lane of traffic will be able to get through the intersection.

If you travel this intersection, I strongly encourage you to attend the construction meeting to learn specifics and to meet the contractor and VDOT. I will not be able to attend personally, as I have a Board of Supervisors Public Hearing that evening.  However, I have been in close contact with VDOT and will be monitoring construction.


For more information on the project, please visit VDOT's project page.