Signal to provide Important Safety Improvement
Greenville - Construction on the installation of traffic signal on N.C. 33/10th Street at the 33 East and Copper Beach Student Housing Complex will continue next week, after the July 4 holiday weekend. The new signal, which is being temporarily installed on four wooden poles with span wire to hold the 10 traffic signal heads, is scheduled to be activated on July 8.
The signal includes features that will allow pedestrians to stop traffic on 10th Street and safely cross at the 33 East/Copper Beach Intersection. Once the overall project to install a median island from Oxford Drive to Charles Boulevard on 10th Street is completed, the signal will be upgraded to steel poles with mast arms that are considerably more resilient in bad weather. Medians provide a pedestrian refuge area and reduce crashes by channeling traffic to safer locations along 10th Street.
During the traffic signal's installation, motorists may experience intermittent closures. Since this is a busy intersection, the Department of Transportation urges motorists to be especially careful and to pay attention to posted speed limits. Motorists should expect possible delays and seek alternate routes.
Road improvement projects like this are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory's 25-Year Transportation Vision to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education, healthcare and key tourism destinations.
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