Chesterfield exploring idea of 'superstreet' for Route 10 - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Chesterfield exploring idea of 'superstreet' for Route 10

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CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) -

A first-of-its-kind street is headed to Chesterfield's busy Route 10 corridor. It's called a "superstreet" and is designed to improve traffic flow and safety.

It's described as an innovative intersection that safely and efficiently manages congestion. Drivers will have more lanes to use. From Rivers Bend Boulevard to Bermuda Triangle Road, there will be eight lanes instead of four.

The project is currently in the design stage and county leaders are evaluating public comment. Construction is not set to begin until 2017.

The improvements to Route 10 comes at a hefty price: about $42 million. Some people who live in the area say that money could be spent elsewhere.

The project calls for the widening of Meadowville Road. At least seven homes would have to be removed. State and federal funds will be used for the project.

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