July 20, 2014
LUMBERTON — After several years of monitoring traffic flow at the intersection of N.C. 72 and Union Chapel Road, the state Department of Transportation is recommending that the intersection become an all-way stop.
The county Board of Commissioners will consider the state’s recommendation when its meets Monday for the second regular monthly meeting of July.
The Transportation Department’s plans call for revising the existing flasher to include red lenses for all approaches to the intersection. Plans also call for installing stop signs on the existing overhead span wires.
According to the meeting agenda, the commissioners on Monday will also:
— Hear an update from Bo Benton, a wildlife specialist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, concerning his agency’s Beaver Management Assistance Program. Beavers and the dams they construct create numerous problems for landowners throughout Robeson County.
— Consider an appointment to the Southeastern Partnership, a regional economic development partnership representing 14 counties.
— Consider approval of the disbursement of community development funds, more commonly referred to as discretionary funds.
Monday’s meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the commissioners’ room at the county administration building on North Elm Street.