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1. Roads and Roadsides

 

  1. What is the legal status of the roadside verges? Are some of them owned by the FHA or Fitch Creations and they have control over paths that might be constructed there or does NCDOT have complete control over verges no matter who owns them.
  2. Does NCDOT have definitions for various kinds of pathways built on NCDOT controlled land?
  3. How far in from the road does NCDOT control?
  4. How far back from the road does a path have to be?
  5. What is the legal status of the roadside verges? Are some of them owned by the FHA or Fitch Creations and they have control over paths that might be constructed there or does NCDOT have complete control over verges no matter who owns them.
  6. Does NCDOT have definitions for various kinds of pathways built on NCDOT controlled land?
  7. How far in from the road does NCDOT control?
  8. How far back from the road does a path have to be?
  9. Are there any safety requirements for a path built on land controlled by NCDOT such as fences or railings where there are drop offs or pruning of overhanging trees? (These are just examples. There may be others)
  10. Are there any ADA requirements for paths built on verges controlled by NCDOT?
  11. What if there is a road sign in the proposed pathway. Can it be repositioned?
  12. Who is responsible for the maintenance of natural islands at the end of some cul-de-sacs?
  13. What is the status of S. McDowell? It does not seem to appear on the official list of Fearrington state roads.

 

2.  Crosswalks and Signage

 

  1. What are the rules for NCDOT to paint a crosswalk? It is our understanding that a crosswalk has to connect two existing paths or sidewalks.
  2. What are criteria for adding stop signs to intersections on state roads that the FHA deems a safety issue?
  3. There are already some intersections in Fearrington which appear to qualify for crosswalks such as:
    1. E. Camden at the intersection with Weathersfield between the gravel path along the west side of E. Camden and the sidewalk on the East side of E. Camden (crosswalks at that intersection would be ideal)
    2. Across Weathersfield from the end of the gravel path near Galloway Ridge to Caswell.

 

3.  Proposed Roadside paths and crosswalks

 

  1.  Creekwood between Jason’s Ascent steps and Village Way. This would be 48 foot gravel path that would enable a crosswalk to be painted across Village Way to the existing gravel path along East Camden. Note this could be from the mail kiosk to Village Way.
  2. A gravel path from Jason’s Ascent north along the East side of Creekwood to Shadowbrook on land owned by the FHA. (see Map 1)
  3. Two sections of Weathersfield starting at the end of the gravel path in front of the cow pasture to East Camden. East Camden to S.McDowell. This would also include two or three crosswalks, including the one mentioned in item 2ci. (Map 6). There would also need to be some crosswalk arrangement across Weathersfield from S.McDowell to the path in front of the Fitch Yard. This is a complicated intersection. (Map 5)
  4. A gravel path along Lassiter Lane. (Map 2)
  5. A gravel path along Village Way starting across Baneberry Close and continuing along Beachmast ending across from the service road to Beachmast Pond. This would require two crosswalks. One at either end or path. (Map 2)
  6. A gravel path along South Landon from the entrance to Henderson Place/Bradford Place to Millcroft. This would require a crosswalk at either end. (Map 7 and Map 4)
  7. A gravel path along Millcroft from South Langdon to Ashton. (Map 4)
  8. A gravel path from Swim and Croquet mail kiosk down Weathersfield to the circle at the east end.

 

Note: The list of proposed improvements for roadside paths and crosswalks was developed by the Fearrington Homeowners Long Term Planning Committee.