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


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:

2023: Condemnation proceedings begin:

More condemnation proceedings to make way for roundabout:

Our editorial view – time to scrap trendy DOT roundabout:

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