Saturday, April 1, 2023

Stop signs and route change underway in Carolina Beach

Map of stop sign changes on Carolina Beach. (Courtesy photo)

CAROLINA BEACH — Town council voted May 10 to approve changes to some stop signs and route elimination on the island at the behest of its bike and pedestrian committee.

The committee suggested the changes two years ago to improve pedestrian, bike and vehicular movement throughout the island. Ever since, council has heard from its technical review committee and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), both in agreement.

Below is a rundown of what motorists can expect to encounter in the coming week:

  • Remove the stops signs on 4th Street at the Spartanburg Ave. intersection
  • Add an all way stop (3-way stop) on 4th Street and Greenville Ave.
  • Remove the stop signs on Greenville Ave. at the 5th Street intersection
  • Remove the stop sign on Clarendon at the 6th Street Intersection
  • Eliminate Spartanburg Ave. as a truck route

According to a press release from the town, an additional sign reading “No through trucks” will be placed on both ends of Spartanburg Ave.

“Enforcement will begin as warning tickets during the first week while neighborhoods adjust to the changes,” the release stated.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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