Join Us! The Town of Morehead City and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) invites you to provide community feedback on the potential construction of reduced-conflict intersections along a portion of Highway 70.
A question-and-answer session will begin starting at 5:30 p.m. on September 21st, 2022, in the 2nd floor lobby in City Hall (outside of the Council Chambers, at 1100 Bridges St. Morehead City, N.C. 28557). The question-and-answer session will resume after the presentation. NCDOT’s presentation will start at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers.
Crash history data shows 75 crashes have taken place in the project area between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2022, with 43 of these being frontal impact crashes. According to data, frontal impact crashes cause the most serious injuries. In an effort to address safety concerns, NCDOT is proposing a conceptual plan that would include impacts to six intersections along Highway 70 between Gladys Teasley Lane and Arthur Farm Road.
With this proposal, drivers between this stretch of highway will need to turn right, and safely make a U-turn at a designated intersection before being able to turn left. NCDOT points to Highway 70 at Radio Island for an example of a reduced-conflict intersection.
NCDOT presented their proposal at the City Council meeting July 12, 2022. The Town Council expressed a desire for public input on the concept.
For more information and questions, or to request alternative formats for persons with disabilities, contact Karyn Reid, Planner at 252-726-6848 ext. 121.