*see updated article – http://wataugaroads.com/new-105-traffic-signal-up-operational/
Motorist will soon encounter a new traffic signal on Highway 105 in Boone at Poplar Grove Road and 105.
Mike Pettyjohn, NCDOT Division 11 Engineer, tells WataugaRoads.com that the new signal is in response to a request by Watauga County and Town of Boone for a signal in that vicinity. The request was made in 2012, and it was approved and funded earlier this year.
He adds that it does not directly have anything to do with the new student housing complex on Poplar Grove South (known as Cottages of Boone), but is based on engineering information gathered and studied by NCDOT. The signal is planned on being in place by late July.