Aberdeen to install four-way stop on South Street

The town is aiming to address speeding, also reducing the speed limit on part of Main Street
The Aberdeen Town Board meets for its regular business meeting on March 18, 2024. (Left to Right: Teressa Beavers, Mayor Pro Tem Bryan Bowles, Mayor Robert Farrell, Elease Goodwin, Wilma Laney, Timothy Helms, Town Manager Paul Sabiston)

The Aberdeen Town Board met Monday, March 18, voting to approve a new four-way stop at the intersection of South Street and Glasgow Street as an attempt to slow down through traffic.

According to Director of Public Works Joe Wood, the four-way stop will be installed after the street resurfacing project is finished in the area.

The town had already reduced the speed limit on South Street down to 20 mph and posted new signage indicating such, but the commissioners felt that that still wasn’t doing enough to address the issue, so the four-way stop was a necessary next step.

‌“Hopefully with the stop signs it will control the speed a little bit,” said commissioner Timothy Helms.‌

The board also voted to lower the speed limit on Main Street from 35 mph to 25 mph between Pine Street and Highway 211.

The board also approved a pair of annexation requests. to extend the corporate limits of the Town of Aberdeen.

The first was a voluntary annexation petition for nearly 44 acres across seven parcels of land east of US 15-501 and north of Pee Dee Road.

“The parcels are undeveloped and are adjacent to residential single-family zoned parcels,” said Planning Director John Terziu. “These parcels are currently a mixture of three different zonings: R-10, general commercial and office and institutional.”

The second was for the voluntary annexation of 0.454 acres located west of US Highway 5 and in the Village of Pinehurst’s ETJ.

“The property is currently in the Village of Pinehurst’s ETJ, directly abutting the Town of Aberdeen’s corporate limits,” Terziu said. “It is currently developed with a residential property as well.”

According to Terziu, Pinehurst already approved the annexation.

The Aberdeen Town Board will next meet April 22.

By Ryan Henkel

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