I live in the single family home neighborhood off Ware House Road. I love to walk into town (To patronize the local businesses, go to the library, etc), however, crossing the street near the light at Main Street and 14 is very dangerous. My husband and I are now expecting our first child this summer, and I'd love to be able to walk with her in a stroller into town. There are also lots of other families with small children in our neighborhood, and I'm sure they would love the added safety of a crosswalk.

If there was a crosswalk and signal at that light, it'd be easier for people to get to the businesses on Main Street, and it'd be easier for people up on Main Street to get to the movie theater and bowling alley. I'm sure all the businesses in town would be excited at the prospect of making it easier for locals to access their services.

Walking is great for your health and I think Gloucester could be much more walking-friendly!

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County Administration admin about 1 month ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide your Idea. Last year Gloucester County pursued funding from the Commonwealth to improve the 3/14/Main Street intersection to include new crosswalks with pedestrian crossing signals. While the funding process was competitive, I am happy to say that we were successful in receiving funds. The project is currently being designed and construction is scheduled to take place in FY2021. This is a few years off, but it will be a nice improvement to the Gloucester Courthouse area.

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Ryan Babarsky about 1 month ago

Great, thank you!

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Zac Stein about 1 month ago

The movie theater at Main Street isn't exactly good for your health. I know people who's kids have asthma that can't go there because their kids have reactions to the air inside. Also the floors are very dirty and sticky and the seating is in disrepair and the technology they use is not up to date. Spend a few extra bucks and go to York River.

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Kenny Hogge Sr about 1 month ago

Here we go again. Spending VDOT money in the courthouse area. How about spending some to fix our roads in the Water View Subdivision and other areas where VDOT and the County have failed to maintain our transportation assets, including our ditches?

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