Why we love the NCDOT
The city is limited in what calming measures it can install on Roxboro and Mangum streets because they are part of U.S. 15-501 Business and are a designated truck route.
Loziuk has asked the state Department of Transportation about lowering the speed limit on Roxboro and Mangum, but "They're just flat out saying they wouldn't even consider it," he said.
Here's a thought. Have Durham PD conduct a zero tolerance program on Roxboro, Trinity, and Mangum for a month. Everyone exceeding the speed limit gets a ticket. Every out of date registration gets a ticket. Every lane change without a signal gets a ticket. Every failure to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk gets a ticket.
Betcha that NCDOT will come to the table and work with the city on some sane traffic calming measures then.