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Heartless VDOT resists installing light


Date published: 6/11/2013

Heartless VDOT resists installing light

I applaud your efforts in support of the King George woman seeking help from VDOT in the installation of a stoplight at the scene of a traffic fatality ["Grieving woman asks VDOT for stoplight," June 5].

In December 2006 my wife died as the result of a traffic accident at the intersection of Balls Bluff Road and Spotsylvania Parkway. The intersection has an arterial stop for the Balls Bluff traffic and (only recently) a flashing caution for the Spotsylvania traffic.

The Virginia Heritage Home Owners Association has been in negotiation with VDOT and the builder for our area requesting the installation of a traffic light at that intersection since 2006. The response has been nothing but bureaucratic blather.

A committee of concerned residents has sought to satisfy all requests for justification for the traffic light installation. VDOT and its cronies have resisted all arguments. This has turned into a classic Catch-22 situation. As a sole resident I feel I have no recourse.

Is there any decency and compassion left in our governing agencies? How many more need to die at this intersection before there is action?

Roy J. Dittamo

Spotsylvania