Editorial: DOT too stubborn on Slocum interchange plans

Published: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 16:16 PM.

When the N.C. Department of Transportation came up with its design plans for the U.S. 70-Slocum Road interchange, it went to Havelock residents for their thoughts.

Many expressed displeasure, especially with proposed changes to the intersection at Tucker Creek and U.S. 70.

So, what did DOT do with all the information and opinions it gathered from the public?

Nothing.

DOT officials came back last week and told the city no major changes would be made to the design plans.

And that’s just wrong.

Government is supposed to be responsive to the people, and as such, a government agency should be as well.



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