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When is the city going to make changes on Rogersville Road to help enforce the 25 mph speed limit?

Ken Little

The city of Wilmington completed a Neighborhood Traffic Management Analysis for College Acres, Dixon Acres, Ridgewood Heights and the Rogersville Road neighborhoods in 2005, city spokeswoman Malissa Talbert says.

The plan recommends “both short and long-term solutions to reduce vehicle speeds,” Talbert says.

But budget constraints may indefinitely delay any long-term solutions, she adds.

The city implemented the short-term recommendation and reduced the speed to 25 mph on Rogersville Road in October 2005. Long-term recommendations included the installation of 3 mph “chokers” on Rogersville Road, Talbert says.

“The city’s policy is to plan and fund the long-term devices on a neighborhood-wide basis. Because of budget constraints, the proposed 2010-11 city budget does not include funding for the continuation of the Neighborhood Traffic Management program,” Talbert says.

Chokers are horizontal speed control measures. They can be used at mid-block or at intersections.

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2 Responses to “ When is the city going to make changes on Rogersville Road to help enforce the 25 mph speed limit?”

  1. On June 1, 2010 at 3:29 pm Barbara McCormick wrote:

    “Chokers” are a joke and a waste of money. Two were installed on my street and the only thing it does is slow the drivers at that specific location…..after that it’s “pedal to the metal”. My solution: pass a law in Raleigh that if anyone is caught speeding in a residential area where the speed limit is 25 m.p.h. an automatic 3 pts on your license….with no p.f.j. or wiggling out of it. On my particular street instead of two useless chokers, they could have made three 3-way stop streets and I’m sure that would not have cost as much as building two chokers.

  2. On June 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm G. Walker wrote:

    Sure put three way stops at Telephone and Rogersville then at Brady Pines and Rogersville. Also that traffic study was completed in 04′, improvements were funded in 05/06 and then didn’t get done in that budget year.

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