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Why doesn’t DOT put signs up on South Third Street at Wooster Street indicating that that the lanes shift to the right?

Ken Little
StarNews

That question has never been raised with the N.C. Department of Transportation, Deputy Division Traffic Engineer Joseph Chance says.

After reviewing the intersection of Wooster and Third Street, Chance stated in an e-mail  that he concluded that that adding direction arrows south of the intersection could help motorists coming up to the lane shift.

“I have directed Traffic Services to have this work accomplished ASAP. Adding the arrows is a very cost effective measure to enhance this location,” Chance stated.

“This area has several mature trees and landscaping,” he says. “When signs are placed throughout this area the (DOT) and the city work together to add the necessary signs due to limited sight distances and to avoid over-signage for the motorist.”

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4 Responses to “ Why doesn’t DOT put signs up on South Third Street at Wooster Street indicating that that the lanes shift to the right?”

  1. On January 5, 2010 at 11:48 pm cfcc student wrote:

    I have seen this too many times too on my way home from CFCC. It’s common sense that people would know to follow the little white lines and stay in their own lane, but that’s too logical. A sign should be placed to help with this situation.

  2. On January 7, 2010 at 9:32 am Laura wrote:

    I’ve also wondered about the intersection at 16th Castle St. The lanes jog to the right and it happens to be on a little bit of an up-slope, so it’s hard to see the lines. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been cut off driving through there because people don’t know about the shift.

  3. On March 21, 2010 at 11:10 am Scott S wrote:

    They have since put up signs that show the lanes continue STRAIGHT, not shift to the right. Good job DOT.

  4. On November 22, 2011 at 4:28 pm Jake wrote:

    Still waiting for the signs to be corrected. Near accidents happen every day.. C’mon DOT.



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