I agree with Rebecca Tudor-Foley that perhaps the DOT should consider stoplights at the N.C. 5 intersections with Ritter, Linden and McCaskill roads. That might discourage some of the heavy traffic through the village. But to widen the road is certainly not the answer. 

I have called DOT about repainting the crosswalk at Ritter or adding a caution light. It takes forever if you’re waiting to cross into the village with all the traffic. You’re lucky if you happen to have some kind person stop and allow you to cross; we just don’t walk that way anymore.

We have also called DOT about the stoplight at U.S. 15-501 to be reprogrammed with more time to cross U.S. 1 from Aldi and CVS pharmacy. Only two cars are able to make it across with that quick green light. That’s been months ago, and it’s still the same.

When will the DOT listen to residents’ suggestions? 

Judie F. Wiggins, Pinehurst

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