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Old 04-16-2008, 06:03 AM
 
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Does anyone know who to appeal to in order to get a stop light installed at a particular crossroad that seems extremely dangerous without one? I'm talking about Creedmoor and Mt Vernon Church Rd. One's life is in danger when coming off Mt Vernon Church onto Creedmoor. Thanks for your input
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:44 AM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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I have no idea on the appeal for getting a stoplight installed, but...

I'm assuming you are trying to turn left on Creedmoor Rd. toward I-540. One option to avoid that turn would be to take Mt. Vernon Church Rd. down to Norwood Rd., turn right, and then turn left on Creedmoor Rd. Both turns on Norwood have a stoplight, and you avoid a (sometimes) difficult merge onto Creedmoor at Mt. Vernon Chruch Rd. It will add 1/2 mile to the trip, but having the stoplights might give you more piece of mind.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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Those are state maintained roads, so I'd probably start with the DOT engineers. Here is a list of contacts. Wake County is in District 5: http://www.ncdot.org/doh/operations/dp_chief_eng\maintenance\road_main/Directory/DivisionDistrict.pdf (broken link)

I grew up in that area and that has never been a safe intersection, even back when Mt. Vernon Church Road was a dirt road. However, I think they may not have had the traffic there to justify a light. Perhaps you can persuade them to re-evaluate. In the meantime, rfb's alternate routing is a good one. Good luck!
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Old 04-16-2008, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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A lot of those neighborhoods north of 540 on Creedmoor/50 are so dangerous to turn out of! Cars go zipping by and are tailgaiting you the whole way.
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:26 PM
 
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I knew of the alternate route and agree that's a good route to go but only to avoid the possibility of being injured by the more direct route. I'll see what I can do to get the county to direct its attention to this issue. Thanks all
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Old 04-18-2008, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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Just before Mark Roberts left WRAL, I sent him an email asking how to request a traffic signal for an intersection in Zebulon. He replied just a few hours later, with a VERY helpful email, including the name of the person to contact, the phone number, as well as the best time to reach him. I don't know if that was the contact person for just my area of Wake County, but I was so impressed and pleased by Mark's response. I think I still have the email at home, and will be happy to send you the information if you like.

As it happened, just a week after my email to Mark, they started installation of a new signal, so I never needed to call. I chalked it up to good karma from Mark.
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