Forest Lawn and Potter Road Design Analysis

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WEDDINGTON, NC – The Town of Weddington, in cooperation with Union County, NCDOT, and the traffic firm RS&H, is analyzing two alternative designs for the intersection of Forest Lawn Drive and Potter Road. Currently, a stop sign at the significantly skewed approach of Forest Lawn Drive is the only intersection control. This intersection was identified for this study due to the high number of crashes recorded at this location, with 35 crashes over the past five years. Future traffic volumes indicate the stop-controlled intersection will not be able to accommodate anticipated growth, with degrading level of service over time. Sight distance and proximity to the Wellington Woods neighborhood are also concerns at this location. The two alternatives will be presented at the May Council meeting. The Council will vote to support one option to be finalized with cost estimates in June.


  • March 2020 – Gather public/stakeholder feedback on proposed alternatives
  • April 2020 – Incorporate feedback and select preferred alternatives
  • May 2020 – Finalize design concepts and present to the Town Council for approval
  • June 2020 – Finalize intersection recommendations
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