To help ease congestion and prevent collisions, the North Carolina Department of Transportation placed a “No U-Turn” sign at the intersection of East Main Street and the Highlands Road.
The sign, which was placed in the left turning lane turning from East Main Street toward McDonald’s and Hardee’s, was placed by the DOT about two months ago on June 6. The sign now requires that vehicles turning into McDonald’s or the Dollar General go through the light, turn left at the light, then enter the business through the back entrance.
Previously, vehicles heading east on East Main Street using the left turning lane at the red light, would make a U-turn into McDonald’s or Dollar General. The U-Turn was deemed unsafe as vehicles would encounter traffic turning left off of the Highlands Road or right off Lakeside Drive.