NCDOT seeks input on Johnston County road project; public comment period ends Dec. 11

November 16, 2020

CLAYTON [November 16, 2020] – The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public feedback on a plan under development to extend Ranch Road to N.C. 42 and help alleviate congestion in the fast-growing Clayton area. The department proposes extending Ranch Road on new location to the intersection of U.S. 70 Business and N.C. 42 East. The proposal also includes realigning the intersection of Little Creek Church and Ranch roads to make Ranch Road the main through movement.  The department is not holding an in-person meeting for the project because of COVID-19. Instead, people are invited to go to this NCDOT public input website to watch a pre-recorded video, view the preliminary design maps and download other information. From the website, people can submit questions or comments about the proposed project. Alternatively, people may communicate with the project team by either calling 855-925-2801 and entering project code 9548, or sending an email to RanchRd-Clayton@publicinput.com. Comments received through Dec. 11 will be considered toward the final design. The proposed project’s benefits include: Create direct access between N.C. 42 and U.S. 70;Reduce congestion on U.S. 70 Business;Improve response time for emergency personnel; andProvide a detour route when the NCDOT begins widening N.C. 42…

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Johnston County Crossroads Will Become All-Way Stop

November 16, 2020

MCGEE’S CROSSROADS [Nov. 16, 2020] – The N.C. Department of Transportation will change a western Johnston County junction into an all-way stop to reduce the risk of crashes. Workers plan to make the change Wednesday morning where White Memorial Church and Mount Pleasant roads converge, west of Interstate 40. Currently, drivers on White Memorial Church Road must stop. An analysis by the department shows there have been 14 crashes involving injuries and one fatal crash at that location over a 10-year period. Drivers should travel cautiously through the area and be alert for workers. The change will be completed by around lunchtime.  As a reminder, drivers approaching an all-way stop should follow these rules: The first vehicle at the intersection has the right of way; When two or more vehicles reach an intersection at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right of way and may go straight or, if legal and after signaling, turn left or right; When two facing vehicles approach an intersection simultaneously, both drivers can move straight ahead or turn right. If one driver is going straight while the other wants to turn left, the driver who wants to turn left must yield;…

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