Traffic should be moving a bit more smoothly in east Purcellville starting today after a new left turn signal was activated at the Berlin Turnpike/Rt. 7 bypass interchange.
In September, Buffington and Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser made a joint request to VDOT for the signal as a way to reduce daily backups of northbound traffic.
Buffington said the signal is an interim improvement until the completion of the $11 million Rt.7-Rt. 287 interchange improvement project. Design work on that project began over the summer. Construction funding from VDOT is scheduled for fiscal years 2022 and 2023.
“As always, I will work to accelerate receipt of construction funding and will keep you informed as progress is made,” Buffington said in an email to constituents.