Changes made to south Charlotte road following FOX 46 report

A FOX 46 story about issues along Sharon Road has led to an evaluation of traffic in the area, and a look at whether changes need to be made.

Last week, FOX 46 spoke with neighbors who live on or near the road about issues with speeding and ignoring traffic signals and signs after a deadly pedestrian-involved crash.  

Even though police said speeding wasn't a factor in the crash, residents said that the accident highlighted safety issues.

After the story, the Charlotte Dept. of Transportation said they received 19 calls, asking for traffic to be evaluated along the road. The evaluation is currently under way.

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Neighbors told us issues they see ranged from the need for an additional traffic light along Sharon Rd., to more traffic patrols, to more crosswalks.  

They noted the steady increase of traffic over the years, with most drivers using it as a throughway to get to where they needed to go.

"There's a lot of kids in this neighborhood," said Paul Tripodes, who lives along Sharon Rd.  "There are parents with children and pets that walk here every day.  It's only a matter of time before someone gets hurt."

The Charlotte Dept. of Transportation said the evaluation should take six to eight weeks.