DOT sticks with renovations to intersections

Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 01:26 PM.

"We can change this at any point as long as it addresses the crash problem," he said.

Another meeting will be called when the next set of plans have been drafted, Alligood said.

According to a DOT survey, 23 crashes occurred at the intersection of Carolina Pines Boulevard and U.S. 70 from 2007 through 2012. One person was killed and eight others injured. Of the 23 crashes, 14 involved drivers trying to cross U.S. 70 West.

The 23 crashes have involved 43 vehicles causing an estimated $142,150 in property damage.

The project is estimated at $965,000. Alligood said it is not connected to the proposed U.S. 70 bypass of Havelock or a proposed recreation park in the area but was prompted by a standard review that exposed the main intersection as a high crash location.

Construction could begin in August and completed in about two months, Alligood said. 

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