NCDOT to Host Public Meeting on Improvements to Brunswick County Intersections
SHALLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will host a public meeting next week about a proposed project to improve multiple intersections of U.S. 17 in Brunswick County.
The project aims to improve traffic flow at the intersections of U.S. 17 at U.S. 17 Business (Main Street)/ Frontage Road NW, north of Shallotte, and U.S. 17 at U.S. 17 Business (Main Street)/ Old Shallotte Road, south of Shallotte.
NCDOT proposes crews construct a reduced conflict intersection (RCI). It is designed to reduce potential collisions for vehicles and pedestrians by allowing drivers from a side road to only turn right. To go the other direction, or cross the highway, drivers would pull into a dedicated lane to make a U-turn and then go straight or turn right at the intersection.
The public meeting will be held June 24 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Shallotte Town Hall at 110 Cheers Street. Interested residents can drop in any time during the meeting to learn more about the proposal, have questions answered and talk with NCDOT representatives. There will not be a formal presentation.
Written comments can also be submitted by phone, email or mail and will be accepted through July 24.
For additional information, please contact NCDOT Project Manager Michael Bass at 910-341-2000 or consultant Project Manager David Wilver at 919-326-6359. Comments may also be submitted to US-17Shallotte@publicinput.com or 324 Blackwell Street, Suite 1200, Durham, NC 27701.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Lauren Putnam, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, 919-707-6072 or firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
Those who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.