LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The frustration for drivers on US 17/74-76 in and out of Leland continues, and so do the ideas on how to fix it.
The Leland NC Traffic Reports Facebook page now has almost 2,000 members. There are constant traffic updates, and now ideas about how to solve the problem. Some people have mentioned carpooling, but not everyone agrees.
“It’s crazy,” Nancy Lent says. “It’s very heavy, slow moving.”
Lent, like many others, has been dealing with the traffic in and out of Leland for months.
The Leland traffic reports Facebook page has gained more than one thousand members in just one day. It is flooding with traffic updates and now ideas on how to fix the problem. Earlier today someone mentioned carpooling. Lent agreed with some. It is a nice idea.
“I would think carpooling would be a feasible option,” Nancy said.
Most say it is just not a realistic option. Lent even said it just doesn’t work in her schedule.
“For me, it would be easier to drive myself,” Nancy said. “If I had a bunch of people I could drive in with I would, but because I’m just one individual it’s easier for me to just go in and out.”
Her husband John says he’s even tried carpooling before.
“It’s hard to deal with people, waiting for them,” John said. “They’re supposed to be here at a certain time. Usually, they’re not. It’s too much of an inconvenience.”
Other drivers on the Facebook page say they have day care needs that make carpooling difficult. John says they should not have to even consider carpooling, because the roads should just be fixed.
“They should be building more roads ahead of time when it’s getting populated,” John said.
People on the page have also e-mailed the DOT looking for answers to try and get the roads cleared up faster.
Leland Police Chief Mike James will be meeting with the DOT on Monday to discuss ways to keep traffic moving.