Town Council Defers Action on Randolph & Fig Intersection

Cape Charles Wave

September 17, 2012

Cape Charles Town Council members agreed September 13 that something needs to be done about the dangerous Randolph Avenue-Fig Street intersection. But they also agreed that now is not the time to do it.

Until 2008, the intersection of Randolph and Fig was controlled by three-way stop signs: all traffic was required to stop except for vehicles on Randolph heading west into Town.

That traffic pattern was blamed for an accident and a number of near misses.

In January 2008, Cape Charles Police Department recommended four-way stop signs for the intersection.

The Virginia Department of Transportation owns Town roads and has authority over signs. At the Town’s request, VDOT performed a traffic study, but the result was not what the Town expected.

Instead of adding a stop sign, VDOT removed the eastbound stop sign on Randolph Avenue to improve traffic flow.

At last Thursday’s Town Council meeting, Council member Frank Wendell urged Council to request a four-way stop. He said the intersection was dangerous because of the number of golf carts, bikes, and children using it.

Police Chief Sambo Brown reported some near misses but no serious accidents at the intersection since 2008.

Town Planner Tom Bonadeo observed that a roundabout might be a better traffic calmer for the intersection. Four-way stops require too many decisions and can cause accidents, he said. [Read more…]


TUESDAY 9/18: Historic District Review Board Hears Hotel Cape Charles Appeal

The Cape Charles Historic District Review Board will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 18, at Town Hall to consider a modified application from Hotel Cape Charles. The hotel is requesting approval of the balcony as constructed, which does not conform with the plans originally approved by the Historic District Review Board.

The meeting is open to the public.


FRIDAY 9/21: Cape Charles Baptist Church Back to School Bash

September 21, Friday Night Live is 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Cape Charles Baptist Church for kids pre-k through 5th grade.  Come join us as we “Leave” Summer Behind at our Back to School Bash.  We will be playing a lot of “leaf” games, doing a “leaf” craft, and learning about how God will never “leave” us.  Call the church office for more information at 757-331-2110.

SATURDAY 9/22: Stage Door Gallery Reception at Exhibit Opening

The Stage Door Gallery at 301 Mason Avenue will have an opening reception for the newest exhibit on Saturday, September 22, at 6:00 PM.

The public is invited to see the latest work by the many talented artists from the area.

The exhibit run through October 30.

SATURDAY 9/22: Child Screening for Shriners Hospital

Khedive Shrine Center is sponsoring a new patient screening clinic Saturday, September 22, at the Central Masonic Lodge, 20455 Washington Street, in Onley. Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and no appointment is necessary.

Anyone aware of a child whom Shriners Hospitals for Children may be able to help is asked to let the family know about this free screening clinic. [Read more…]

SATURDAY 9/22: Volunteer at New Roots Youth Garden

The New Roots Youth Garden needs volunteers of all ages to help prepare the grounds for the new growing season and new Butterfly and Herb Gardens.

Please join the New Roots team on Saturday, September 22, at 9 a.m..  Volunteers will be assigned tasks suited to their skills and liking and are welcome to stay until 1 p.m., or contribute one or two hours.

Email  [email protected] or call 757.331.3813 to sign up.