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Cary changes plans for troubled intersection

Posted January 14, 2010

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— The Cary Town Council decided Thursday to come up with a new plan for the troubled intersection at Cary Parkway and High House Road.

David Spencer, the town’s traffic engineer assigned to the project, had suggested making the area a single-quadrant intersection, which would remove left turns and reroute drivers through an access road.

The decision was made after Thursday night’s public hearing on the single-quadrant intersection, city officials said.


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  • IzzMad2016 Jan 15, 2010

    landshark : I, too, live within a mile of that intersetion and agree totally with you. Maybe they could concentrate on repaving that stretch of Maynard between 54 and High House -- can't imagine how many hub cabs have been lost there with all the ruts and pot holes. Whadya say T of C?

  • lizard Jan 15, 2010

    The problem is we have nanny state type council members. All their children must be spoiled because all they ever do with the public's money is spend it 'cause of a few phone calls from malcontents theat can't wiat 45 seconds for a light to change.

    If the route you're taking home is too slow, use another.

  • concerncitizen Jan 15, 2010

    I live within 2 miles of that intersection, and it's never a problem that would require the city or state to spent millions of taxpayers dollars on a change! If people would just slow down, be curious to each other we'd all be able to get where it is we are going. It's truly just about 1 hour in the morning and night that is a concern! Can we please find something broke to work on! My goodness!

  • chance Jan 15, 2010

    I have lived in this area for 15 years and, while there is a slight delay during rush hour, I do not see any problem other than the fact they may need to extend the time a bit for left turns and extend the left turn lane to allow those drivers to move over so other drivers going straight do not get backed up. The problem would be no left turn forcing people to go beyond their destination, circle back and go through the light multiple times or forcing people to cut through neighborhoods with children. Now that's completely insane! The delay at this intersection is no different than any other intersection. Stick some red light cameras there. If people don't have the patience to wait a minute or two, they deserve a ticket!

  • PookieYam Jan 15, 2010

    I do not see what the problem is. Travel over there all the time and do not see anything unbearable. Yes there is traffic in the morning and evening rush, but who does't??

  • Just the facts mam Jan 15, 2010

    Hopefully the engineers will sober up and come up with a sensible plan. Either too much money or time was spent on the prior plan - I hope with the next plan they do not spend as much money in less time and a better common sense plan can be suggested - geez...

  • IzzMad2016 Jan 15, 2010

    journey ... and by "bonehead drivers" I'm not referring to any relocated Northerners...stupid drivers come from everywhere... including North Carolina and the "one more car length is everything" way of driving that is prevalent around here.

  • OSX Jan 15, 2010

    Timbo.... Durham and Raleigh have the most screwed up lights. Try out Duke Street and Roxboro Road in Durham. Try out Capital Blvd around the Mini-City area. You will see screwed up.

  • IzzMad2016 Jan 15, 2010

    I drive through this intersection multiple times every day and the only problems I have ever seen are red light runners (saw one just yesterday) or people turning left too soon and causing an accident because they just can't wait for traffic to clear. The intersection isn't the problem, bonehead drivers are the problem.

  • Lyle Jan 15, 2010

    ncguy called it right. Left turn is only a backup for a short period twice a day. To make EVERYONE alter their route the rest of the day is dumb. They are trying to plan ahead 10 years but they will have to think harder. This plan was wrong all around and is now history.