Route 179, or Market Street, from Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital to the town of Onancock may be about to get a fresh coat of paint. At the Accomack County Board of Supervisors Meeting Wednesday night, County Administrator Mike Mason gave a report for what he called a ‘road diet’.

The section of road would be re-striped, from the current 4 lane road, to a 5 lane road, including a median as well as bicycle lanes on the outside.

According to Mason, the Town of Onancock, VDOT and Riverside all support studying the project. After some discussion, the motion was made to ask VDOT to study the plan and make a recommendation.