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NCDOT seeks feedback on planned Rocky Mount roundabout

Posted on June 8, 2021

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Traffic proceeds through a roundabout in this still image from a state Department of Transportation educational video, “Roundabouts in North Carolina,” which explains standard rights of way and traffic patterns.

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Traffic proceeds through a roundabout in this still image from a state Department of Transportation educational video, “Roundabouts in North Carolina,” which explains standard rights of way and traffic patterns.

ROCKY MOUNT — State transportation officials would like public feedback on a plan to convert a multi-legged intersection with N.C. 43 (Benvenue Road) into a roundabout.

The location is where a pair of U.S. 64 East ramps intersect with Benvenue Road and Battle Park Lane north of downtown Rocky Mount. A copy of the preliminary design map depicting the proposed improvements can be downloaded at the shortened link https://bit.ly/3g3KIZr.

A roundabout improves safety for drivers and pedestrians, and it alleviates congestion and backups that can occur at traditional intersections. Modern roundabouts built by the N.C. Department of Transportation are much smaller than older traffic circles and require vehicles to travel at lower speeds (15-20 mph), making them safer than traffic circles. To learn more, including how to easily navigate them, visit the department’s roundabout webpage.

The department has created a webpage at https://publicinput.com/BenvenueRd-RockyMount that includes a project map, videos and other project information.

The NCDOT will consider comments received by June 22 toward the project’s final design. People may submit comments or ask questions of the project design team via the following ways:

• Visit the project website at https://publicinput.com/BenvenueRd-RockyMount.

• Email BenvenueRd-RockyMount@PublicInput.com.

• Call 512-580-8850 and enter project code 3890.

• Write or call Division 4 Project Engineer Russell Broadwell, P.O. Box 3165, Wilson NC 27895; 252-640-6409.

The NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled people who wish to participate in this process. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tony Gallagher at 919-707-6069 or magallagher@ncdot.gov as early as possible to make arrangements.

Those who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior by calling 1-800-481-6494.

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