New lanes, medians and signal light timing to move traffic faster during morning and evening rush hours by focusing on the directions in which most drivers are traveling.
Public Meeting - Held November 2014
Construction - Began April 2016; finish by end of year
Traffic shift to new pattern soon.
How It Helps:
More green light time for left turns off Avent Ferry onto 55 going north
A new "free flow" lane on 55 going south that traffic can turn right onto Avent Ferry without stopping
How It's Done:
Reducing the number of different turns and through-movements at the intersection to benefit those left turns off Avent Ferry and the right turns onto it.
For example, a motorist on Avent Ferry Road driving from Holly Springs High School en route to downtown would turn right onto N.C. 55 and make a U-turn to reach Avent Ferry Road on the other side of 55.