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Community input wanted for new traffic patterns at Wrightsville Beach

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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.

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