PENDER COUNTY, NC - (WECT) - Pender County Commissioner, Jimmy Tate, met with members of the Department of Transportation to discuss safety concerns on Highway 11 in the Willard/Penderlea area.
At the meeting, leaders discussed making several changes to help improve safety, including:
1- NCDOT will take efforts to enhance the recognition of the existing 45 mph "advisory speed signs" before entering curve sections of the road.
2- NCDOT will conduct a "Speed Study" along State Highway 11.
3- NCDOT will evaluate and removal any "line of sight obstructing" debris along the road banks of State Highway 11 in problematic locations.
4- NCDOT will ensure shoulders of the road are clean, thus improving adequate drainage during heavy rains.
5- NCDOT will study improving the outer edge stripping and the possibility of a "wave edge" warning strip.
6- Pender County will ask the Sheriff's Office to increase patrols along the road and consider strategically installing an "Instant Speed Sign".
The meeting and changes come after a wreck on the road last month, three people were killed including six-year-old Lucy Ann Giddens.
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