DOT: Public hearing on Jackson Park, Lane Street project in Kann - | WBTV Charlotte

DOT: Public hearing on Jackson Park, Lane Street project in Kannapolis on Tuesday

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The N. C. Department of Transportation has scheduled a public meeting to learn more about a proposed project "to improve the safety of Jackson Park Road and Lane Street between Main Street and Interstate 85 in Kannapolis."

The open house meeting will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Kannapolis City Hall, 401 Laureate Way. Department staff will be available to answer questions and receive comments until 8 p.m. There will be no formal presentation. Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit written comments and questions. 

According to DOT, a safety study identified five locations in the 3.1-mile corridor with a high number of crashes. In total, 228 crashes, including one fatality and six disabling injuries, occurred within the five-year study period. A similar improvement project on Cabarrus Avenue in Concord reduced crashes by 51% in the first three years.

The proposed project would add traffic signals at the intersections of Lane Street and China Grove Road and Lane Street and Ruth Avenue. In addition, it would convert Jackson Park Road and Lane Street from a four-lane undivided roadway to a three-lane roadway with bicycle lanes.

While WBTV was in the area preparing for the meeting, a person was killed in a single-vehicle crash on Lane Street.

RELATED: Person killed in single-vehicle crash in Kannapolis

For additional information, contact Jamille Robbins, NCDOT Public Involvement Group Leader, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, 27699-1598, by phone (919) 704-6085, by fax (919) 212-5785 or by email jarobbins@ncdot.gov. More details are also available from the department's public meeting page at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings. Comments may be submitted through October 18, 2016.

The department will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Mr. Robbins as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

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