Traffic pattern to change near Clyde

Safety improvements near U.S. 19-23 intersection near HCC
Sep 14, 2012
Motorists will no longer be allowed to drive straight across the U.S. 19-23 bypass after barriers are erected.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is preparing to make safety improvements to the intersection of U.S. 19/23 at Jones Cove Road near Haywood Community College in Haywood County. Construction is expected to start in October.

The project will include installing a raised concrete median to restrict turning movements from side streets. This improvement is being made in order to reduce the number of crashes at the intersection and streamline traffic flow.

When the project is complete, vehicles traveling on Jones Cove Road will not be able to continue straight through U.S. 19/23 intersection. Vehicles traveling north on Jones Cove Road from Haywood Community College will be able to turn right on U.S. 19/23 East toward Clyde or left to U.S. 74, and vehicles traveling south on Jones Cove Road will only be able to turn right to U.S. 74.

This project was identified based on recent traffic counts and a review of crash histories at the intersection.

NCDOT has not yet identified an exact date in October when construction will begin, but will notify the public when a date is determined. Construction is expected to be complete by the end of 2012.

Comments or questions about this project may be directed to NCDOT Traffic Engineer Scott Cook at scook@ncdot.gov or (828) 631-1185.

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