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NCDOT makes road improvements following On Your Side investigations


The North Carolina Department of Transportation has made improvements to two roads highlighted in On Your Side investigations in the second half of 2015.

Last week, road crews were seen paving additional shoulder on Centenary Church Road near the Mt. Ullah community in western Rowan County.

Residents who live off the road called for help this summer after years of frustration and concern over what they called a dangerous road.

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When we went out to look for ourselves, we found road markings painted off the pavement in the grass and travel lanes that were too narrow for two full-size trucks to comfortably pass at the same time.

At the time, an NCDOT engineer said plans were in the works to widen the road and said the painted grass was the result of a crumbling shoulder.

Several months later, On Your Side Investigates called NCDOT again to find out why plans to make improvements to a Union County intersection couldn’t move ahead.

A viewer called us with concerns about the intersection of Billie Howie Rd and Newtown Rd in Wesley Chapel.

According to the viewer, an NCDOT engineer agreed improvements needed to be made to make the intersection safer but said there wasn’t available funding to make the improvements.

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Once we called NCDOT, a spokeswoman said the agency would make short-term improvements to the intersection until funding was available to add turn lanes and full traffic lights.

In the interim, NCDOT has installed an all-way stop with red flashing lights and stop signs.

If you have a problem or know of something you think we should investigate, call our tip line at 704-374-3511 or email

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