The C4HB sponsored traffic study confirms that the Alternate 6R is the appropriate plan for Hampstead, providing access interchanges at Hwy 210 and just north of the schools complex, with no mid-town access ramp.  DOT has rejected this plan based solely upon the traffic counts shown below.

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C4HB has identified many errors in this planning document.  All defy common sense and, now, the community-specific study

    • The DOT model projects more vehicles will enter central Hampstead in the AM rush hour than will leave.  And in the PM rush hour, more vehicles will leave central Hampstead than will return.

    • DOT plan shows 2195 vehicles coming from the north exiting the bypass to access Business 17 S. in a single AM hour.  That is 46% of all vehicles southbound on the bypass.
      See Note #1 Below

    • DOT plan shows 879 vehicles coming from the south exiting the bypass to access Business 17 S. in a single AM hour.  That is 35% of all vehicles northbound on the bypass.
      See Note #2 Below

    • DOT projects 3074 vehicles will exit the bypass to access Hwy 17 S. in a single AM hour.  The C4HB sponsored community-specific trip generation study projects well under half this volume, a traffic load easily accommodated by the Alternative 6R.
      See Note #3 Below

    • DOT plan projects 1158 southbound vehicles will turn right onto Jenkins Road in a single AM hour.  An actual count by C4HB shows well under 200 between 7:30 and 8:40 a.m.
      See Note #4 Below

    • DOT plan projects 180 southbound vehicles will turn left onto Vista Lane in a single AM hour.  And in that same hour 69 northbound vehicles will turn right onto Vista Lane, a total of 249 cars into this 39 lot subdivision in a single hour.
      See Note #5 Below

    • Vista Lane is a dead end cul-de-sac.  Leeward Lane extends from Hwy 17 to Country Club Lane, 2/3rds mile north and the connection shown here does not exist.  Pender Planning is unaware of any future connection to Vista Lane.
      See Note #6 Below

    • NCDOT projects a total of 3,716 A.M. peak hour trips ending in Hampstead.  The C4HB Sponsored Study projects 1,270, or less than one-third such trips.

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Note: All numbers are peak hour vehicle counts for 2035.  Click on plan above to enlarge.

Click below to read a summary of NCDOT’s response to requests for information.

DOTsResponse

C4HB suggests that the Alternate 6R is the appropriate plan for Hampstead, providing access interchanges at Hwy 210 and just north of the schools complex, with no mid-town access ramp.  DOT has rejected this plan based upon the traffic counts shown above.