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Graham, NCDOT to hold public meeting Wed. on proposed roundabout

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An information meeting by the City of Graham and N.C. Department of Transportation is scheduled at the Graham City Hall, 201 South Main Street, from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 to gather feedback about a proposed roundabout at the intersection of East Harden Street and East Elm Street.


DOT’s depiction of the roundabout option and traditional intersection:


The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes that these improvements would:

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• Replace the existing signalized intersection with a hybrid roundabout intersection

• Provide 12-foot travel lanes

• Provide a dual left-turn through the roundabout for the southbound East Elm Street to eastbound East Harden Street movement

• Add a dedicated right turn “slip lane” for westbound East Harden Street, allowing free flow movement through the roundabout for traffic heading north on East Elm Street

• Provide 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of East Harden Street and East Elm Street

• Improve crosswalks. To reduce vehicle conflicts near the intersection, the existing connection between Walker Avenue and East Elm Street would be eliminated.


See earlier coverage and our editorial page view:

2021: Discussions begin: https://alamancenews.com/dot-seeks-input-on-intersection-upgrades-at-e-elm-and-e-harden-streets-in-graham/

2023: Condemnation proceedings begin: https://alamancenews.com/dot-begins-condemnation-litigation-against-2-graham-property-owners-to-make-way-for-roundabout-widening-at-harden-elm-sts/

More condemnation proceedings to make way for roundabout: https://alamancenews.com/dot-condemns-property-at-nc-49-east-harden-street-for-intersection-improvements/

Our editorial view – time to scrap trendy DOT roundabout:  https://alamancenews.com/dot-should-scrap-trendy-roundabout/

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