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Are there plans to adjust the timing of the traffic light at Wrightsville and Independence?

Ashley Hanners

Q. The traffic light at Wrightsville and Independence seems to stay green for the Wrightsville traffic longer than necessary, especially from 7:30 to 9 a.m. With the emphasis on making Independence a major corridor, when will they look at the traffic light sequencing again?

A. Denys Vielkanowitz, City of Wilmington Traffic & Transportation, says he will analyze this intersection’s signal timings to determine if there is a malfunction. Vielkanowitz went on to say,

“The widening at this intersection has significantly improved the vehicle capacity of this intersection and the traffic patterns may need revising. I will consider making interim adjustments if necessary. Furthermore, the Independence Boulevard corridor (Market Street to Carolina Beach Road) will be retimed in the near future as we progress across the city in our signal timing efforts.”

The city encourages drivers to use Independence Boulevard as a viable north/south travel route as it alleviates congestion on the other north/south routes.


Will the cop who ran a red light have to pay a Safelight ticket?

Why did they change the traffic light at Market Street and Gingerwood to make it so difficult to turn on to South College?

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