November 30, 2010
Now that the shopaholics have taken to the roads I am especially terrified of two hotspots: exiting Pinecrest Plaza left onto Morganton Road and exiting all the BiG Box stores on U.S. 15-501 except Walmart and Steinmart, which have traffic lights. I live near Pinecrest Plaza. I am also a survivor of a horrific car crash. The sound of metal on metal fills my ears every time I attempt that manoeuver. On busy days I exit right and turn around at CCNC just to avoid the danger. Admittedly, a traffic light is more important at Knoll Road, because of the school. But something should be done before a few holiday shoppers get splattered across the pavement. At Big Box City, I'll drive from TJMaxx to PetSmart to benefit from the traffic light re-entering 15-501 at Johnson St.
I realize we can't have lights a every corner but one or two more are desperately needed in high-traffic retail areas. Don'tcha think?