PURCELLVILLE, Va. August 20, 2018 — As part of the ongoing efforts to address cut-through traffic on Country Club Drive, the Town reminds motorists that turns on N. 33rd Street are restricted, Monday through Friday, during certain hours.
From 6 a.m. – 9 a.m., turns are prohibited from Main Street northbound on N. 33rd Street.
From 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., turns are prohibited from Country Club Drive southbound on N. 33rd Street.
Purcellville Police Officers will be present at various times to enforce the turn restrictions. Motorists should be advised that if convicted of failure to obey traffic control devices, the Department of Motor Vehicles will assign 4 demerit points to their driving record, which could raise their insurance rates, and the court will impose a fine of up to $30 plus $61 in court costs.
Motorists are encouraged to use other routes, including Main Street, 21st Street, and Allder School Road.
The restricted turns, Monday through Friday only, for N. 33rd Street will remain in place at least through the end of September, possibly longer. School buses and emergency vehicles are exempted from these restrictions.
Town Manager David Mekarski is responsible for administration and implementation of the Town Council’s direction to undertake a series of pilot projects to address cut-through traffic issues in this neighborhood. Mr. Mekarski plans to take action based on input from the Technical Advisory Committee, residents, and data collected over multiple pilot projects. Therefore, actions taken now should be seen as tools for data collection, not necessarily a final decision.