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Traffic at the entrance to Lewis Farms by our subdivision entrance is dangerous. Can something be done?

Tim Buckland

Q. I live in the Weatherwood subdivision directly across the street from Lewis Strawberry Farm on Gordon Road. Just about every year, the entrance to the property moves farther up Gordon Road (heading toward I-40). It is now directly across the street from the entrance to our subdivision. A New Hanover County Sheriff’s Deputy contracted by Lewis directs traffic out of the farm exit (farther up Gordon Road) but is not concerned about the multiple near misses. Yesterday, I almost got hit head-on by an impatient berry picker as I was waiting to turn left into my subdivision. It would make more sense to move the entrance back down the road OR have traffic enter and exit from the same current location. They have an officer of the law directing their movements while we sit helplessly. Traffic on this small road is too congested as it is and we don’t need any more hazards.

A. Well, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Wilmington police have heard you!

Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer said officers contracted to work the Lewis Farms entrance will be directed to assist motorists coming into and out of the Weatherwood subdivision.

“We’re going to start helping the people who are coming out of Weatherwood — (officers) can help them get out onto the road as well,” he said. “Our job is safety in that whole area, not just at the contracted place at Lewis Farm. That farm is affecting traffic so we need to help (Weatherwood residents) too.”

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Maureen Hudson

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