NCDOT to hear citizen concerns regarding Troy bypass

North Carolina transportation officials will meet with Montgomery County citizens tomorrow night to hear concerns about part of the Troy bypass.

141001_caution_u_turnState Senator Stan Bingham told WMTG yesterday the meeting is set for Thu., Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. Local business owner Curtis Greenwell said the meeting will be in a courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse.

Greenwell has been advocating for the addition of two stoplights on the stretch of Hwy. 24/27 planned to be built along the south side of Troy. He says the lights would eliminate a series of turns for through traffic on Pekin Road and make it easier for motorists to access local businesses.

Greenwell has been urging local residents and business owners to contact Montgomery County Commissioners on the issue, saying their support is critical if any change is to be made.

State Rep. Justin Burr told WMTG he supports additional signage to promote Troy’s downtown businesses, but said he has “real concerns with clogging up the new bypass with stop lights.” Burr envisions the bypass as part of a fully-developed four-lane corridor that could spur business development between Charlotte and Fayetteville.

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