It takes a village
The Sperryville community met to discuss ways to calm traffic and improve pedestrian safety. About 35 residents shared twenty proposals and additional suggestions were made via social media.
According to Sperryville business owner Kerry Sutten, proposals will now be considered and shared with county and state officials as part of an effort being led by the Sperryville Community Foundation.
Among the top rated proposals discussed: rezoning Sperryville Pike along Route 522 to allow for an extension of a sidewalk; connecting all of Sperryville, including churches, residents, and the cemetery, with a sidewalk to avoid walking in the road; reducing speed on 211 from Old Hollow Road through the Sperryville business community; adding crosswalks on Main Street; requesting Main Street be one-way; adding a walking lane along Route 211; reducing speed on Main Street; and visually narrowing Main Street to encourage traffic to slow.
The full list of proposals is available at www.SperryFest.org sales trailer at the Quicke Mart and stock up while supplies last ($6 per pint and two for $10). They will also be selling Virginia peanuts, good oldfashioned brooms and Rappahannock T-shirts — all of which, by the way, make great holiday gifts.
Proceeds benefit Rappahannock County causes throughout the year.