I really hope that the candidates running for Franklin City Council will consider the pending unpopular efforts by the NCDOT to prohibit a left turn at Hwy 441 and Cat Creek Road. In two public meetings on the subject, the audiences were unanimous in their opposition to this ridiculous effort. This area is in the city limits and is policed by the Franklin PD.
The DOT representatives laid out a bunch of statistics that they say will prevent further accidents by disallowing the left turn and running the traffic 600 yards west to a special left turn. How utterly ridiculous to think that they intend to take this large volume of traffic off Cat Creek Road and have them turn right then dive across the fast double lane of traffic barreling down the hill at 55 mph plus and have these vehicles go from a standing start and maneuver across the two lanes to get into the left turn lane, accomplishing this in under 600 yards.