New Forsyth County Intersection Confuses GPS

6:39 PM, Feb 1, 2013   |    comments
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Forsyth County, NC -- If you're like most people, you probably rely on your GPS or an app on your phone to get you where you need to go.

That's exactly why a construction project in Forsyth County has created some "technical difficulties" for drivers. The North Carolina Department of Transportation remodeled the intersection of Union Cross and Wallburg Roads to ease traffic congestion.

However, many GPS devices and cell phone apps have not been updated to reflect the change. As a result, those programs are sending drivers down Hayes Road. Hayes Road is a dead end road.

Because so many drivers have taken this wrong turn, the NCDOT installed large flashing signs to alert drivers that their GPS is probably leading them astray.

The NCDOT tells WFMY News 2 this problem rarely happens. However, as more and more people rely on a GPS, and construction season gears up, the issue will likely only get worse.

Neighbors who live along the dead end road say the flashing signs have helped, but there are still plenty of drivers who miss the signs and follow their GPS down a road to nowhere.

WFMY News 2

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