BURGAW, NC (WECT) - Homeowners on East Wilmington Street in Burgaw are breathing a sigh of relief. The town replaced a sign telling truck drivers to turn around with an even bigger sign. In the past, homeowners say drivers would ignore the sign and continue down their street, getting stuck in front of their homes.
Town leaders say, truck drivers were going the wrong way, because of a glitch in the GPS system. Leaders say older GPS systems or GPS systems that haven't been updated show East Wilmington Street connecting with McKoy Road, where there are a lot of industrial companies.
Even though leaders notified GIS about the issue, and had it fixed for new navigational devices, they say not all truck drivers are getting the message.
"It's frustrating," said Dave Orwig, who lives on East Wilmington St. Extended. He says truck drivers often come rumbling down East Wilmington St. looking for the intersection that doesn't exist.
He says some of them continue onto the dirt road in front of his home, and then get stuck as they try to turn around.
"We get locked in," said Orwig. He says sometimes he can drive through the golf course behind his home to get out, but other times he's stuck at his house.
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