The proposed Poplar Tent Road project by the N.C. Department of Transportation would have four lanes – two lanes in each direction – with curb and gutter, a 23- to 30-foot-wide raised median, turn lanes and pedestrian and bicycle accommodations.
Synchronized Street Corridor
Two designs, referred to as alternatives, under consideration would change Poplar Tent Road to a
Synchronized Street corridor.
A synchronized street would allow drivers on Poplar Tent Road to turn left, right or travel straight through – just like a conventional intersection. Drivers coming from side streets off Poplar Tent Road who want to cross or turn left must first turn right and then make a U-turn to return to their desired route.