SAVE MIDLAND ROAD!! SOUTHERN PINES & PINEHURST NC
STOP NEEDLESS NCDOT DESTRUCTION OF ICONIC HISTORIC MIDLAND ROAD, our five-mile avenue lined with towering longleaf pines - one of the most beautiful avenues in the United States. STOP NEEDLESS WASTE OF OUR TAX DOLLARS, destruction of our quality of life, heritage, and economy which is based in the unique beauty and character of the area.
-- There is NO DOCUMENTED SAFETY JUSTIFICATION for tree removal at the entrance to Southern Pines, or a roundabout at Hwy 22 or urban superstreet ramps at Hwy One, PER NCDOT MIDLAND ROAD CORRIDOR STUDY SHOWING LOW ACCIDENT RATES -- AT EVERY INTERSECTION AND AT HWY ONE RAMPS -- AND LOW INJURY RATES ON MIDLAND ROAD.
-- There is NO DOCUMENTED SAFETY JUSTIFICATION for major tree removal, crossover closures, road widening for new intersections at multiple points (five hundred linear feet tree removal at each), per NCDOT Midland Road Corridor Study showing no unusual accident incidence.
-- TREES DO NOT CAUSE ACCIDENTS; incompetent drivers cause accidents. Midland Rd accidents in 5-year period (less than half with injuries) were mainly in treeless sections of road, documented.
-- COST-EFFECTIVE OPTIONS include more stop signs, stop lights, street lights, lower speed limit with enforcement. Roundabouts are inherently hazardous. Trucks should not be allowed on Midland Road. There are alternate routes in all directions.
-- Midland Road must have NATIONAL PARK/SCENIC BYWAY PROTECTION.
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[See NCDOT Midland Road Corridor Study at southernpines.net/planning or at ncdot.gov/projects]
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