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Why is there no left-turn signal to turn east on Independence at Carolina Beach Road?

Jim Brumm
StarNews

Because there aren’t enough people making that turn to warrant a separate signal.

Wilmington spokeswoman Malissa Talbert explained that at the time of the last analysis there were not enough vehicles turning from northbound Carolina Beach Road to eastbound Independence Boulevard to warrant a dedicated left-turn arrow.

Pointing out that this survey was made prior to the Independence Boulevard widening project, Talbert said that effort increased the intersection’s capacity, speeding the flow of vehicles in all directions and reducing time spent waiting.


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2 Responses to “ Why is there no left-turn signal to turn east on Independence at Carolina Beach Road?”

  1. On November 22, 2011 at 5:50 pm Monkey Boy wrote:

    I bet Malissa Talbert hasn’t tried to make this turn at 5:15 PM this time of the year. You can’t see a thing with the sun setting and it’s one of the tougest turns in all of Wilmington.
    There will be a death there soon and that rational won’t seem real smart.

  2. On November 23, 2011 at 9:08 pm anon wrote:

    So how would a left turn arrow help if you can’t see it?



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