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SHELBY-- On Thursday, June 26, theN.C. Department of Transportationwill assist with implementing a new traffic pattern along U.S. 23 Business (Main Street) in downtown Sylva. The new traffic pattern willchange the left lane to left turn only from Landis Street to Mill Street.
The Town of Sylva requested to change the traffic pattern through downtown.NCDOT met with town officials and agreed with the proposed changes to the Main Street traffic pattern.
Changingthe left lane to left turn only from Landis Street to Mill Street willaddress safety concerns regarding the speed of traffic in downtown and discourage through traffic in the left lane.Additionally, diagonal parking along Main Street is accessed through the left lane,and restricting through traffic from the left lane could reduce the number of conflicts for vehicles backing from the parking space.
As part of the change, NCDOTwill add left turn pavement marking arrows and lane restriction signs along Main Street.
2/15/2018 5:23 PM