Roundabouts To the editor: While I’m aware that both the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Times-News have wholly embraced the installation of roundabouts, it would be worthy to consider their “fit” with senior citizen drivers, of which there are an ever-increasing number (I include myself). Consider: The driver entering a roundabout must first evaluate the... Continue Reading →

Free North Carolina transportation map

Time to get an updated highway map of North Carolina? The 2019-20 North Carolina state highway map is now available free of charge. The map is funded and produced by the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and is distributed by VisitNC, part of the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. To order a map online,... Continue Reading →

From today's Times-News: . . . It’s time for motorists to get used to traffic circles. DOT is planning more than 30 of them across Western North Carolina over the next five years, at interstate ramps, offset intersections, highway interchanges and other locations. . .

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