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See, Click, Fix: Speed limit reduced on Brunswick County Road

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LELAND, NC (WECT) - A viewer posted several issues to address on the See, Click, Fix section of WECT.com.

All of the problems are along Old Town Creek Road in Leland. The post reads:

"Old Town Creek Road is in desperate need of repaving. The pot holes are bad. We also need a slower speed posted, 45MPH and a litter warning sign. Drivers using our road to get to Town Creek Road continuously throw out trash. They have no respect!"

The potholes have been fixed and the others issues are being addressed.

"In regards to the trash along the side of the roadway, the DOT does not pick up litter," said Iris McCombs, Brunswick County Division of the North Carolina Department of Transportation. "I will contact the DOC (Department of Corrections) and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Dept. to request that this roadway be added to their list for litter pick up. The DOT has an adopt-a-highway program for individuals or groups to adopt a 2 mile section of state maintained roadway.  If persons are interested please contact my office at (910) 754-6527."

"We will complete a speed study on this road to see if it warrants a lower speed limit.  We have several speed studies already in the queue, but would expect to have results in six to eight weeks," said Jessi Booker, Assistant Division Traffic Engineer NCDOT - Division 3.

The speed study has been completed and the DOT will reduce the speed limit to 45mph on Old Town Creek Road.

"After conducting our speed study we have found that SR 1412 (Old Town Creek Road) warrants a reduced speed limit of 45mph.  It may take several weeks for the enactment of this ordinance by the Department of Transportation, at which time we will install the 45mph signs, " said Jessi Booker, Assistant Division Traffic Engineer NCDOT - Division 3.

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