Community input wanted for new traffic patterns at Wrightsville Beach


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Submitted: Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:40pm
Updated: Thu, 11/15/2012 - 9:21pm
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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) – The Town of Wrightsville Beach is considering some changes to the flow traffic on the island and want your feedback. They will hold a meeting Thursday to discuss the Community Transportation Plan.

The plan was drawn up after a survey that was conducted over the summer. Of the recommended changes, the most notable up for discussion at the meeting is a roundabout at the intersection of Causeway Drive and Salisbury Street. Another idea making waves is the adjustment of Waynick Boulevard near Wings. The plan would take the four lanes to three, adding a multi-use path on the West side.

Parks and Recreation Program Supervisor Katie Ryan says she hopes citizens voice their concerns now instead of waiting until after the decision are made.

“With any of these kinds of plans there’s always public workshops, public input questionnaires, and public input is very important in this process,” Ryan said.

Ryan wants to stress at this point these concepts are only ideas and nothing is set in stone. Town officials want citizen feedback before moving forward with anything official.

We spoke to some Wrightsville Beach citizens who say they plan to attend the meeting Thursday to learn more about the specifics of the plan. They say they are not necessarily concerned about the changes but rather the traffic that may result due to the construction if the changes are put into place.

The meeting is Thursday in the Wrightsville Beach Town Hall conference room (321 Causeway Drive) from 5-7 pm.

7 Comments

  • ChefnSurf says:

    If that was sarcasm, I guess I missed it too. Now that you’ve told us, I can sort of see it.

  • Carol Kramer says:

    Sometimes sarcasm just doesn’t shine through the old la la lamp like it’s supposed to. I’ll try even harder next time.

  • Beach Bum says:

    I have a suggestion.

    Raise the drawbridge.

    Keep all the smokers out.

  • Carol Kramer says:

    Since Wrightsville Beach is really the only beach close enough for the people of Wilmington to go to, I think that the town should consider bus stops, bus parking and perhaps even a bus lane.

    I believe that Wave Transit needs to add regular bus routes from downtown Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach at least hourly in the summer. Not all the folks downtown have cars, so this would be a good way to give them access to one of the most exclusive beaches in New Hanover County. Here’s an opportunity that the residents of Wrightsville Beach should embrace. Frankly, it would put an end to all the talk that the smoking ban was a thinly disguised measure to exclude a certain demographic.

  • Guest 10101 says:

    Hey Carol, you do know don’t you that WB doesn’t (DOES NOT) want Wave going to their beach don’t you?

    Time to turn off your La La Lamp. It’s beginning to affect you ability to produce cognitive thought.

    Oh yea, pull out a map sometime, WB isn’t the only beach close to Wilmington. You really need to get out more often.

    Also, oh yea: WB isn’t exclusive, it’s exclusionary. They’re not interested in ending any talk. They’re interested in keeeping people like you off their beach.

    It’s time for you to grow up and start seeing the world as it really is.

  • Guest461 says:

    …they aren’t putting gun-towers manned with SS officers and a mandatory U-Turn lane for non-residents to be installed as you approach the bridge.

  • jj says:

    You are kidding right? Take the busiest intersection and turn it into a roundabout. Need a stoplight there. People of WB wakeup, you will be trying to get into the roundabout when you drive also. It will be very busy in the summer time..

    These stupid planners. Sounds like Carolina Beach are doing it for you.

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