Cane's trying different strategies to reduce chicken traffic
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Raising Cane's is trying different strategies to address the chicken traffic situation on Route 29, and drivers may notice that there aren't as many cars stopping in the roadway as there were nearly two weeks ago.
On Monday, there was a Charlottesville Police Department car parked in front of the restaurant with its lights flashing.
An officer was directing cars to keep the traffic flowing, and he said CPD will be working on Tuesday as well to see if it's an effective way to reduce the highway headache.
Police will be working in shifts with one officer stationed from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and another one from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
"They hired security officers, I understand, the last couple of days, but they couldn't enforce the street so that's why they discontinued that one and they brought us over," said Mohamad Adldoost, a Community Service Officer with CPD.
There were also still two drive-thru lines on Monday instead of the usual one. Cane's started that up about a week ago.
The city traffic engineer said Charlottesville is in communication with Cane's corporate offices, and while they didn't end up meeting with Cane's last week like they were hoping to, the restaurant is doing everything that the city would have suggested until substantial changes can be made.