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Old 11-03-2015, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I'd rather have reflective paint/more pronounced lane dividers than street lights. Driving around the triangle during/after rain...especially at night....it's almost impossible to see the lines on the road. I've been to other areas where they use "sparkly paint" or use the ground-level reflectors on ALL of the lanes and not just dividing lanes.
I agree too!
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I agree about the reflective paint/thermoplastic markings - it is hard to see at night and especially so if it is raining. If I'm in a double/triple turn lane on a rainy night......I just hope I don't hit the car next to me.

Interesting thoughts about the Holly Springs super street - I'm working on a traffic impact analysis for a proposed development at the corner of Ralph Stephens & NC 55 Bypass and we've been asked to analyze that intersection for a possible super street conversion. I do not live in Holly Springs but from a traffic engineering/capacity standpoint, it is a much better solution than adding more lanes.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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By the way, I'm from Boston originally and compared to there, the roads here in North Carolina are amazing haha
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Old 11-20-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Research Triangle, NC
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Bump!

I was driving across Lynn Rd yesterday. I'm happy to report that from Glenwood to almost Atlantic (where it has already become Spring Forest) has reflective lane markings and amber and white reflectors.

Also, Litchford Rd has largely been resurfaced with reflective markings.

People of C-D, the public works officials hear us, and they obey!
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Old 11-21-2015, 11:26 AM
 
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Old Wake Forest Rd from Falls to Millbrook was just equipped with LED street lights.

What a great difference and much safer.
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Old 11-24-2015, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Old Wake Forest Rd from Falls to Millbrook was just equipped with LED street lights.

What a great difference and much safer.
They're converting a bunch of street lights to LED: https://www.raleighnc.gov/home/news/...eetlights.html
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Old 11-24-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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We've had the LED lights for over a year now. I think they are great, wish we would see them on more roads!
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