Further improvements coming to 10th St corridor in Greenville


GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Further improvements are slated for the 10th St. corridor in Greenville.

Steve Hamilton with the NCDOT said one of the changes includes getting rid of the shared middle turn lane and creating a median for pedestrians crossing the road to wait in.

“Changing the cross section of the roadway into a median dividing four-lane facility would improve the safety of both the pedestrians and the motorists,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton also said there still is work to be done on the new traffic light installed near Cooper Beech. Traffic backups have been reported in the area lately, which he said they are aware of.

“Eventually we’re going to try to get that coordinated with the other signals so traffic won’t have to stop,” he said.

Continuous bike lanes and sidewalks are also being discussed. This comes as the state law involving cyclists and mopeds on the roadway is about to change.

Starting October 1st, motorists can pass cyclists or mopeds even in no passing zones. However, motorists have to leave at least four feet when passing.

The new law also addresses cyclists visibility at night. It requires cyclists to have a front light and a back reflexive light that’s visible from at least 300 feet away. Instead of the rear light, the law also allows cyclists to either wear bright colored clothing or a vest that is visible from at least 300 feet away.

There is no word yet on when these changes along 10th St. will be implemented.

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