This question was a head-scratcher, even for transportation officials.
But Trevor Carroll, a division bridge maintenance engineer with the N.C. Department of Transportation in the southeast region, said an issue that automatically came to mind was how having one-way bridges would delay emergency vehicles’ crossing the Cape Fear River.
There would have to be several feasibility studies completed before transportation officials would consider altering traffic patterns on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge and the Isabel Holmes Bridge — the two bridges that connect New Hanover and Brunswick counties, Carroll said.
“It seems like a good idea on the surface, but a lot of studies would have to be done,” he said, adding his personal belief is that the current traffic pattern is probably the best fit.
Date posted: January 5, 2011
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