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Why isn’t there a turn arrow for traffic on Oriole Drive turning left on Racine Drive?

Ken Little
StarNews

Changes are in the works, said Denys Vielkanowitz, signal systems management engineer for the city of Wilmington.

“At the time the signal was installed, the left turn arrow was not warranted, meaning there were not enough eastbound left turns versus westbound throughs to justify the left turn arrow,” Vielkanowitz said.

“This intersection will be added to the city’s list of intersections to study for improvements. In the meantime, signal timing will be analyzed for adjustments that may reduce the delay experienced by drivers making this movement,” he said.

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One Response to “ Why isn’t there a turn arrow for traffic on Oriole Drive turning left on Racine Drive?”

  1. On December 12, 2010 at 10:19 am JoAnn wrote:

    Left turn volumns have warranted a left turn arrow at this intersection for at least a decade. By all means, let’s “add” this intersection to the “list” to study for improvements. The signal system in Wilmington is by far the worst in the state of NC. With a little more “study”, maybe we’ll have the worst system in the Southeast.



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