Q. A few years ago, the main vehicle access to Wrightsboro Elementary School was moved from Castle Hayne Road to the residential Sheridan Drive. Was this legal, and does New Hanover County have any responsibility to make adjustments to accommodate this change, the neighborhood, the thru-traffic, the new intersection, etc.?
A. The traffic pattern at Wrightsboro Elementary was reconfigured along with a major addition and renovation to the school as part of the 1994 bond referendum, according to Bill Hance, assistant superintendent of operations.
A new cafeteria and classrooms were added to the school and improvements were made to the site and traffic pattern. Construction was completed in 1997. Any approvals required from the county, state, and N.C. Department of Transportation were received at that time or the project would not have proceeded, Hance said.
“It has been well over a decade since this project was completed,” he said. “If there are current traffic concerns, they are more related to growth in the area than the project completed 10-plus years ago.”
Date posted: March 25, 2014
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