The Traffic Group, Inc. has been contracted by VDOT's Central Office to conduct traffic counts in King William County. The traffic information to be collected by these counts is very important for management of the road network and required reporting of traffic volume information to the Federal government.
To meet the requirements of the contract with VDOT, Traffic Group plans to begin installing traffic counting equipment throughout King William County starting the week of April 25 and continuing through June 24, weather permitting.
VDOT will be conducting 48-hour volume and classification traffic counts. Citizens can expect to see traffic road tubes across the lanes of travel secured to a traffic counting device on the roadside.
Questions regarding the contract or traffic count program, or if you would like to obtain data from any of the traffic counts, please contact VDOT’s Central Office of Traffic Engineering and speak with Theo Duncan (804) 729-6356, Theophilus.Duncan@vdot.virginia.gov, Dan Dunnavant (804)786-7013, Dan.Dunnavant@VDOT.Virginia.gov, or Randall Johnson (804) 799-2195, Randall.Johnson@vdot.virginia.gov.
Published traffic data is available here: http://www.virginiadot.org/info/ct-TrafficCounts.asp
The following activities could halt to delay traffic counts on certain days:
- Any updated construction information that may affect the traffic program, such as paving or detours.
- Any updated mowing or street sweeping schedules
- Any special events that should limit traffic counting to a specific time frame
Visits to County Website Increase 30 Percent Over Previous 12 Months
The virtual face for every locality, including King William, is the government website. The host provider of the website – Civic Plus – has shared some statistics over the last year.
Over the last 12 months, there were 17,185 visits to www.kingwilliamcounty.us. Total page views were 312,311 and total unique page views were 233,157.
According to the numbers, the average visit on the site was three minutes and the total actions for each visit was 3.1.
This resulted in a 30 percent increase over web activity in the previous 12 months. County Staff is continually adding fresh information daily to the site. Should visitors have suggestions, please send them to email@example.com.
4-H Staff Preparing for Busy Summer of Activities
The Staff at the King William County Extension Office is preparing for a busy summer. Dates have been released for two major events:
- Virginia 4-H & NRA Shooting Education Camp - August 7-11th at Holiday Lake 4-H Center; and
- King William & King and Queen 4-H Camp - August 8-13, 2022 at Jamestown 4-H Center.
Families are being recruited to host a student or adult chaperone for four weeks this summer as part of a 4-H International Exchange Program. This program begins in July and wraps up in August.
Also, the 2022 Dairy Poster Contest will be held as part of Dairy Month in June. The theme of the contest is “Journey to the Center of the Dairy Farm.”
For information on these and other programs, visit KWKQ 4-H.
Dates Set for King William Public Schools Kindergarten Registration
The future leaders of King William County will begin their formal educational experience in August. Registration for Kindergarten at King William Public Schools will be held April 13th, 20th, and 27th between the hours of 3-7 p.m.
Parents are asked to complete online registration on the King William County Public Schools website. Next, call Cool Spring Primary School at (804) 769-3434, ext. 300 to schedule an appointment. Additional details can be found on the registration form.
This is a crucial time in the lives of both children and parents. Best of luck for a good experience.
Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) Help Usher in April as Child Abuse Prevention Month
A very nice ceremony was hosted on April 1 by King William Director of Social Services, Letecia Loadholt, and her team to usher in April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. BOS Chairman Ed Moren joined other County officials and Staff for a Wear Blue Day and Pinwheel Planting Ceremony. Pinwheels are the national symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention and represents the hope that every child will be raised in a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment. Wearing blue raises awareness and encourages others to support child abuse prevention as well. Blue ribbons remind us of the seriousness of child abuse and neglect and the need for its prevention. The Blue Ribbon Campaign began in Virginia when Bonnie W. Finney tied a blue ribbon to the antennae of her van to “make people wonder.” Then she told people about the abuse of her grandchildren which ultimately led to the brutal death of her grandson.
Also present at the ceremony was Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA). This group of motorcycle enthusiasts have joined together for over two decades in helping abused children and their families cope. The theme of the organization is “Keepers of the Children,” and they get involved when contacted.
The group’s focus according to written material is:
- Improving self-confidence
- Diminished regressive behavior
- Increased feeling of safety
- Empowerment to testify
- Better communication
- Reduced feelings of guilt
- Decreased negative behaviors
- A sense of belonging and acceptance
- Independence and much more
The group can be reached at BACAworld.org.
Download a digital toolkit and learn more about ways to help prevent child abuse and neglect at the Families Forward Virginia website.
Thank you to all who work throughout the year to reduce and eliminate threats to our children.