6/13/20: CUT-THROUGH TRAFFIC EXCEEDS ‘HIDEOUS,’ AS NORTHBOUND BUMPER-TO-BUMPER BACKUP GOES TO SOUTH DOGWOOD TRAIL AND BEYOND.

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Backup of traffic going north on Hickory Trail around 4:40 p.m. extends to the intersection of Hickory and East Dogwood Trail, then continues . . .
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. . . on to East Dogwood Trail and beyond to South Dogwood Trail. One man told us that the backup went as far as the Wright Memorial Bridge.

A few years ago we suggested at a Southern Shores Town Council meeting that police officers control the flow of northbound traffic from U.S. Hwy. 158 to N.C. Hwy. 12 to just beyond Duck, with all traffic lights set on blinking yellow. The arriving traffic is similar to the departing traffic from a large stadium event, we said. Police can move it along better than it can move itself. No one on the Council said a word.

Update at 5:45 p.m.: Northbound traffic stopped on Hickory, East Dogwood, and South Dogwood trails.

THE BEACON, 6/13/20

5 thoughts on “6/13/20: CUT-THROUGH TRAFFIC EXCEEDS ‘HIDEOUS,’ AS NORTHBOUND BUMPER-TO-BUMPER BACKUP GOES TO SOUTH DOGWOOD TRAIL AND BEYOND.

  1. Oh boy. I won’t be out walking my dog on Sea Oats until much later, and I’m sure it will be bad then too.

    Fran

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  2. It’s 8:30 pm and traffic is still blocked on Sea Oats Trial at 11th. Ave. The volume of traffic is never this heavy in peak season, even on the Fourth of July week. Police cars are pulling vehicles over and monitoring the area, but as soon as they are gone the speed level picks up again. This is extraordinary and very disturbing.

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