WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Wilmington City Council is considering a resolution at its meeting on Tuesday, August 2, to appropriate funds totaling in $2,430,400 to install two traffic signals and pedestrian signs at the intersections of South 3rd Street on both Orange Street and Ann Street.
NCDOT Division Traffic and Regional Traffic Safety units, along with City Traffic Engineering, met with citizens on September 13 of 2021 to discuss concerns related to South 3rd Street between Market Street and Castle Street.
NCDOT then conducted five traffic signal warrants analyses, evaluating traffic data of vehicles and pedestrians, existing site conditions and crash history of the intersections along South 3rd Street, including Dock, Orange, Ann, Nun and Church Streets.
Based on the findings, NCDOT has endorsed the installation of traffic signals at the intersections of Orange Street and Ann Street to help improve bicycle and pedestrian crossings.
If the resolution is passed, the City of Wilmington would provide funding in the amount of $486,080 to satisfy the 20% required local grant match, and apply to WMPO for the remaining amount of $2,057,300 to install the traffic signals and pedestrian signs.
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