KURE BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Kure Beach leaders discussed adding crosswalks at beach access points during Monday night’s town council meeting.
In neighboring Carolina Beach earlier this year, a young girl was struck by a car and died from her injuries. Kure Beach Mayor Craig Bloszinsky brought the topic to council Monday for the safety of locals and visitors.
The town wants to put crosswalks at certain beach access points along North Fort Fisher Boulevard. To be determined is which beach access points would be the most critical and how it would impact traffic, parking, and other factors.
Kure Beach has to submit a request to the NC Department of Transportation for approval if it plans to move forward with the crosswalks. According to Lauren Haviland with NCDOT, certain factors have to be considered for a crosswalk, such as how big the road is, the number of people walking in the location and the number of cars.