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HELP stop 4 proposed roundabouts on 601 in Yadkinville!!!!


Posted 6:40 pm, 07/21/2018

Roundabouts are one thing, but why does the DOT feel the need to build FOUR in addition to medians stretching the entire length of 601??


Posted 10:41 am, 07/16/2018

that's a good thing to do is clog them up with cars in and out and going slow....the reason people have wrecks in them is because they don't know how to use them and or they don't know how to drive in the first place...they will work but everyone needs to stop fighting change because they will be built and after that they won't be taken out

My Statement

Posted 9:13 am, 07/16/2018

yadkindogs Thanks for explaining everything so much better than I could.


Posted 9:39 am, 07/15/2018

So we completely destroy that entire strip and in inconvenience thousands of drivers, and create an UGLY blight of CONCRETE everywhere just because a few people can't turn left or have enough sense to use alternate exit pathways? Or don't have the patience to WAIT for an opening in traffic??? Sheer lunacy and complete waste of my hard-earned taxpayer money.

Maybe they WANT to destroy that portion of 601 so whoever owns the now-prime acreage to the north can make millions on new development? Anyone check who owns that land and see if there is a connection with the board?

Either way if they put these traffic circles in, I urge everyone opposed to do these two things whenever they enter a circle:
1 - drive at speed limit or 5mph below
2- make three complete circles before leaving the thing

If we all work together we can clog these stupid things.

I have driven that stretch at least 4 and up to a dozen times daily for 12 years, mostly from 8am to 7pm. I've never waited more than 5 minutes to turn left in either direction or go north from 421.

Also for those driving the circles, be prepared for an increase in minor collisions. Statistics show higher collisions with traffic circles.

These circles and barrier are JUST COMPLETELY STUPID. way to waste money guys!


Posted 9:27 am, 07/11/2018

The super street will work well in yadkinville, i don't go to the mcdonald's nor the fish house due to the problem turning back up 601 to head back towards my house....if i have to go there i always turn right out and then turn around at a store on the left so i can get back out....nothing but good can come from the super street....change is good

My Statement

Posted 5:46 pm, 07/10/2018

Read page 1, 2 Public Comments section of the Commissioners mtg.


Posted 11:13 am, 06/25/2018

PLEASE support this petition to STOP the roundabouts in Yadkinville.

Send to anyone. They do not have to live in Yadkinville.


Posted 8:51 am, 06/24/2018

I have also learned that none of the town commissioners had any opposition to the DOT plan!


Posted 2:23 pm, 06/22/2018

figures that the morons who approved this don't actually LIVE in the area or DRIVE it daily to see how it will completely destroy that entire area.

when there are no alternate, parallel routes, it has been PROVEN with all kinds of data that YOU DO NOT BUILD ANY CIRCLES OR PUT MEDIANS on the only corridor of traffic.


so when are your property taxes going to go up to pay for this fiasco of circles and walls?

Someone mentioned all that was needed was simple guardrail barriers at KEY points, and SIGNAGE that RESTRICTS ALL LEFT TURNS during rush hour. That was genius, and cost what.... a few thousand at most?

I hope everyone attends that meeting and lets them know how stupid this project is, that there is no reason for it, and that other/cheaper/better solutions are there and should be tried FIRST.

And please, for God's sake, vote EVERY ONE of these commissioners OUT OF OFFICE. And write to the gov'nor to control his DOT....


Posted 5:21 pm, 06/21/2018

Hogrider, either or would be alright, I suppose; BUT the DOT has approved BOTH to be installed from Lee St. to Hwy 421. Little good it did to have a community meeting about the proposed design.


Posted 4:02 pm, 05/30/2018

I love the idea of the traffic circle or roundabouts on 601 in yadkinville and the no left turns and all rights, I've been through there and a lot of people in that town don't really need to be driving in traffic


Posted 8:38 pm, 05/29/2018

onlyinthefalls (view profile)

Posted 4:20 pm, 04/09/2018

Sounds like a great project to improve traffic flow to me.

Roundabouts are one thing, the proposed median from Lee Av. to the 421 interchange will ruin all businesses along that stretch.

If you don't believe me, go talk to business owners along S. Main St in King.

And we saw what happened to the Clemmons commissioners that backed a proposed median at the last election


Posted 4:20 pm, 04/09/2018

Sounds like a great project to improve traffic flow to me.

My Statement

Posted 9:46 am, 04/08/2018

When is the May meeting?


Posted 9:37 am, 04/08/2018

The proposed medians and roundabouts will be voted on at the May town commissioners meeting. I urge everyone who is opposed to the plan to attend and let your voices be heard. This also includes anyone who travels that stretch of 601, not just residents of Yadkinville.


Posted 9:39 pm, 04/05/2018

In addition to the roundabouts, they are proposing medians running from Lee Av south to the 421 entrance ramp.


Posted 10:36 am, 03/02/2018

I had my doubts about roundabouts the first time I heard about them. Have since learned, due to experience and use, to like them in some situations. Yadkindogs makes some very valid points about use of roundabouts in this particular case.
In addition, roundabouts use a lot of space and the price is incredibly high-- do they pay the construction labor a $1000 an hour?
Every idea about this problem needs to be considered. But roundabouts have many potential problems for this situation.


Posted 2:00 pm, 03/01/2018

I don't like this because they have to set these roundabouts up to make way for the coming disastrous self- driving car plan the powers that be want to force on us all. A small part of Agenda 21 and 2030. Read about it and resist.


Posted 11:42 pm, 02/28/2018

There is a public meeting TODAY from 4-7 PM at Yadkinvlle Elementary School, 305 N State Street.

You can also contact the 2 project leads who will be at the meeting:

Dean Ledbetter, PE
NCDOT Div 11 Project Team Lead
801 Statesville Rd
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


Tommy Register, PE
TGS Engineers
919-773-8887, ext 108

While roundabouts can help flow, instead of putting up signs that restrict left turns into/out of Sheetz, McDonalds, and Food Lion at PEAK rush hour times.... they want to put in not 1, not 2, not 3, but FOUR roundabouts on 601.

These foreign, non-Yadkin county engineers want to put at these locations:
- just south of 421, just past the overpass
- just north of 421, just past the overpass
- one at the shell station
- one at Lee Avenue

All the north-south traffic will dominate these circles. East/West traffic will never be able to get into them during peak times! All major government and private studies state the #1 reason when roundabouts should NOT be installed is on main thoroughfares where there are no alternative parallel routes (which is exactly 601).

Emergency vehicles, which frequently are on 601... do NOT have right of way in a roundabout! The rule for roundabouts, without exception, is ALL traffic already in the circle has TOTAL right of way. Good luck if you need fire or ambulance and it has to wait and navigate 4 of these monstrosities!!!

They could EASILY just put up signs saying "NO LEFT TURNS, 7-9AM and 4-6PM. That would solve any and all the problems more easily than any roundabout.

And for Pete's sake... EXTEND THE CENTER TURN LANE all the way down 601 fro m 421 to Lee Avenue. That would fix the Food Lion bottlenecks they created when they re-did around Lee Avenue the last time.

They already removed lanes from 601 when they made the dead-bike path (which nobody in Yadkin county has yet to use..).

So PLEASE VOICE YOUR DISAPPROVAL if you think 4 roundabouts will destroy any traffic flow down the ONE and ONLY main road through Yadkinville.

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