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short-term solutions elusive for obx traffic woes

Presenting to a packed room, eastern North Carolina elected officials and representatives for NCDOT grappled with how to improve summertime traffic as it enters the Outer Banks. This article from Russ Lay of the Outer Banks Voice outlines how elusive the answers are proving to be.

Transportation Board member Malcolm Fearing, foreground, confers with state Rep. Bob Steinburg. District 1 highway engineer Jerry Jennings is to their left. Photo, Russ Lay

Transportation Board member Malcolm Fearing, foreground, confers with state Rep. Bob Steinburg. District 1 highway engineer Jerry Jennings is to their left. Photo, Russ Lay

 

“Alternate routes, earlier separation of Duck- and Corolla-bound traffic in lower Currituck, improved timing of traffic signals and even a law enforcement presence at the U.S. 158/N.C. 12 intersection were among the ideas offered by state transportatuion officials and area residents at a public hearing Monday night.

Elected officials and North Carolina Department of Transportation representatives addressed a standing-room-only crowd at Jarvisburg Elementary School.

The topic was an oldie but goodie: Traffic snarls on summer weekends that stretch from Grandy south to the U.S. 158/N.C. 12 intersection in Kitty Hawk, and then north again through Southern Shores, Duck and Corolla.”

To learn more about possible solutions to Lower Currituck traffic woes while we wait for the Mid Currituck Bridge, check out the Outer Banks Voice.

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