N.C. Department of Transportation contract crews have scheduled a traffic switch where U.S .74 meets Rocky River Road in Monroe. This improvement is part of a $1.9 million project to convert the intersection into a reduced conflict intersection
, or RCI.
Starting Friday, Sept. 20, drivers heading west on U.S. 74 desiring to continue south on Rocky River Road will use a designated U-turn location to safely turn around and reach their destination.
Also, with the switch, drivers on Rocky River Road who wish to turn left first will turn right onto U.S. 74, then make a U-turn to go their desired direction.
As its name implies, a reduced conflict intersection cuts by more than half the potential places where vehicle crashes can occur. The design also improves traffic flow and reduces delays for the main corridor.
When the project is completed later this year, left turns will be removed from the intersection.
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