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Public Meeting in Wake Forest to Learn More about Roundabout Planned for N.C. 96/98 Intersection

Raleigh - Area residents will get a chance to learn more about a plan by the N.C. Department of Transportation to convert the intersection of N.C. 98 (Wait Avenue) and N.C. 96 (Zebulon Road) east of Wake Forest into a roundabout in 2017 at a public meeting.

The purpose of this project is to reduce the frequency and severity of accidents at that location because of the slower speeds and fewer conflict points for drivers using a roundabout. It will also provide smoother, quicker and safer traffic flow by eliminating the stop-and-go of a traditional intersection.

The meeting will be held from on Tuesday, May 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Grace Assembly Church at 2405 Wait Avenue in Wake Forest. The public can attend at any time during those hours as there will not be a formal presentation. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments regarding the proposal. There will also be the opportunity to submit comments and questions in writing. Written comments and questions should be submitted no later than May 24.

For additional information, contact Ben Upshaw, NCDOT Division Design Engineer, at 2612 North Duke Street, Durham, NC 27704 or bjupshaw@ncdot.gov or (919) 220-4600.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these meetings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson, NCDOT Human Environment Section, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, or (919) 707-7073 or pdwilson1@ncdot.gov as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Aquellas personas que hablan espaol y no hablan ingls, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender ingls, podran recibir servicios de interpretacin si los solicitan de la reunin llamando al 1-800-481-6494.

Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one 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 recreation opportunities.

New transportation projects in the state's current 10-year plan are funded through the Strategic Mobility Formula, a new way of more efficiently investing transportation dollars by using a data-driven scoring process along with local input to fund more projects and create more jobs. The new mobility formula was passed into law in 2013 under Governor McCrory's leadership.

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8/27/2018 1:12 PM