News from NCDOT:
Speed Limit Reduction on Davidson-Concord Road and
Changes to Pedestrian Crosswalk Signals on Main Street
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced last week that they would be reducing the speed limit along Davidson-Concord Road from 55 mph to 45 mph. NCDOT crews will change the speed limit signs along that portion of Davidson-Concord Road on Thursday, June 16. At that point the new speed limit will become effective. They also agreed to lower the speed limit from 45 mph to 35 mph along the portion of Davidson-Concord Road between the East Rocky River roundabout and Robert Walker Drive once the WestBranch residential development is 25% occupied.
You can view NCDOT’s memorandum here: http://www.townofdavidson.org/DocumentCenter/View/7024
NCDOT also announced that they will make alterations to the timing of the pedestrian crosswalk signals at the three intersections along Hwy 115:
• Main Street and Griffith Street,
• Main Street and Concord Road, and
• Main Street/Chairman Blake Lane/South Street.
Starting the night of Tuesday, June 14, these crosswalks will have a "leading pedestrian interval;" the “walk” signal for pedestrians will display three seconds before the green signal for motorists. This allows the pedestrian a chance to establish his/her presence in the crosswalk before the car may proceed. We encourage motorists to be extra vigilant of pedestrians entering the crosswalk, and we encourage pedestrians to be extra vigilant of all motorists and bicyclists in the roadway.
You can view NCDOT’s memorandum here: http://www.townofdavidson.org/DocumentCenter/View/7021
For more information on leading pedestrian interval, please see the frequently asked questions here: http://www.townofdavidson.org/DocumentCenter/View/7022
“Citizens, the board of commissioners, town staff, and I have been working on these much-sought improvements to benefit our community,” said Mayor John Woods. “We appreciate the efforts of NCDOT to make these changes.”