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Controversial Pinehurst traffic circle opens

Posted December 15, 2008 4:54 p.m. EST

— After years of sparking controversy, a traffic roundabout in Pinehurst has finally opened.

State Department of Transportation crews uprooted long-leaf pine and dogwood trees to make way for a roundabout at the intersection of Carolina Vista Drive and N.C. Highway 2, angering local residents.

Those trees have been replanted and the roundabout opened to traffic.