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Will DOT post a sign on Gordon Road warning of the Harris Road intersection?

Ken Little

Q. Is N.C. DOT considering “side road” signs to be installed on Harris Road just short of the Gordon Woods subdivision entrance? It’s a busy entry/exit location as it curves, making visibility difficult. I am referring to a yellow sign with a road symbol indicating the direction of a side road ahead.

A. As long as drivers maintain the posted speed limit on Harris Road, there is no need for additional signs, said George D. Eckart, N.C. Department of Transportation assistant division traffic engineer.

“The department has reviewed the subject area for intersection warning signs. These signs are typically reserved for routes where unfamiliar motorists may encounter a curve or intersection that would necessitate their slowing down to a speed lower than the posted speed limit,” Eckart said.

Harris Road is classified as a local collector route – “one that motorists living in the various subdivisions along the route regularly traverse,” he said.

“As such, the number of unfamiliar motorists is relatively small and the curve in Gordon Road at Winter Moss Lane is able to be safely traveled at the posted speed limit,” Eckart said.

As an additional safety measure, Eckart said that a maintenance crew will be sent to the area to ensure that vegetation in the right of way “is not impeding sight distance for motorists pulling onto Gordon Road from Winter Moss Lane.”


Why repave Gordon Road now when it’s slated to be widened in the future?

What streets are scheduled for repaving in New Hanover County?


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