Raleigh to reduce lanes on Hillsborough traffic circle
Posted June 5, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Over the course of two years, drivers have been so confused by the two-lane traffic pattern in the traffic circle at Hillsborough Street and Pullen Road that Raleigh has decided to pull the plug.
City and state traffic engineers will work together over the summer to reduce it to one lane, hoping to ease traffic and frustration. They expect the work to be done before North Carolina State University students return for the fall semester.
The city spent $800 in 2010 to print 2,000 pamphlets with detailed instructions on how to navigate the roundabout, which passes by the N.C. State Bell Tower.
The Hillsborough Street junction has signs and pavement markings directing traffic, but neither option seemed to stick with drivers.