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DOT promises signal for Rolesville Bypass intersection

Posted July 10, 2015

— The state Department of Transportation will follow through on a promise to add a traffic signal along the Rolesville Bypass, a spokesman said Friday.

The intersection, at East Young Street, is equipped with traffic signals facing three directions, but Rolesville Mayor Frank Eagles wants the intersection to be fully signalized.

On Thursday, Eagles showed WRAL News a 2014 letter from a DOT engineer that said the intersection "WILL be signalized."

But the bypass, scheduled to open next week, still has just a stop sign on one corner.

DOT spokesman Steve Abbott said, "When Mayor Eagles first notified the department of his 401 bypass concern on July 6, the department immediately took action to resolve it, and as a result will install an additional traffic signal where the stop sign currently exists on this synchronized street project."

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  • Sheryl Michael Jul 10, 2015
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    The stop sign is not the problem. The Mayor should be more concerned with the inconvenience the "layout" has caused the citizens who live in this area. The current design will severely impede emergency vehicles that need to go towards the Quarry Road/Zebulon area. The will have to turn right, go down and make a U-turn and come back up to continue to this area which could severely cost precious time for someone experiencing a medical emergency. I watched a fire truck last week which appeared to be making a practice run....they weren't even able to make the u-turn in one swoop. They had to stop, back up and then proceed just to make it through the u-turn. Also, the money it cost to design and build this layout had to be astronomical - an irresponsible use of taxpayer money. Seems installing a stop light at this intersection would have been more cost/use effective and been fair to all who will be using this area for travel. As it stands now those who live in this area and have to use this