Safety improvements begin near dangerous Loudoun Co. intersection, delays expected

After more than 625 crashes in the past seven years — including a September 2017 crash in which a mother of three was killed by an out-of-control converted school bus — safety improvements are beginning on Evergreen Mills and Watson roads, on the outskirts of Leesburg, Virginia.

Virginia Department of Transportation crews are beginning an estimated three weeks of work on Evergreen Mills and Watson roads.

They will install sensors and dynamic flashing lights — that react to traffic conditions — as part of safety improvements at the intersection, which has limited visibility and stopping time, due to winding roads and large nearby rocks.

“We are installing what is called an Intersection Conflict Warning System,” said Ellen Kamilakis, VDOT spokesperson.

“It will warn drivers on northbound Evergreen Mills when someone is turning left from Evergreen Mills to Watson or someone…

Original published: 2019-06-24 12:12:24 Read the full Washington News here

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