New traffic signal at Lake Dr. and US 158

By on June 7, 2024

(Photo credit: Kill Devil Hills Police)

The Kill Devil Hills Police Department posted this announcement on June 7.

Following a thorough traffic study conducted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the US 158 and Lake Dr. intersection will now have a traffic signal. The study, which prioritized your safety, found the high traffic volume and congestion in the area warranted a traffic signal to assist with traffic safety at a dangerous intersection.

The signals have been covered for the past few weeks and will soon be uncovered. They will function¬†in the ‘Flash’ mode to inform motorists of the new traffic lights. After about one week, the traffic signals will switch to the typical ‘Stop and Go’ function you are used to seeing and operating with the red and green lights, further enhancing safety in the area.


Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: RooÔ¨Āng

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).



  • Mike Raphone

    Excellent. They should have been put in service as soon as all equipment was up.

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 11:41 am
  • WindyBill

    Any chance they will be linked to the other lights within a mile to sometimes allow a smooth traffic flow?

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 1:13 pm
  • Mark Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice

    That would be nice.

    Saturday, Jun 8 @ 9:58 am
  • The Captain

    What a Joke! There is a Traffic signal on the very next corner. People have to learn how to drive and understand our tourist environment. Why not put one on every corner and see how traffic moves. You have to do a great job at staggering these light, no trips on side blocks. Ha, ha stagger for 45 MPH that would be amazing. Ticketing in Left Lane for under 45.

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 1:42 pm
  • Jeffrey Walker

    Any word on when the accompanying NCDOT led billboard reminding tourists that red light means stop will go up next to it?

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 2:10 pm
  • JayJay

    A stop light needs to be put at Avalon and 158

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 2:15 pm
  • KHer

    Well, we might as well get it over with and put a light at every intersection…….

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 3:04 pm
  • Glenn

    Great addition…much needed in that area! Thanks to the teams responsible for implementing.

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 3:39 pm
  • Bill

    Now if they would eliminate the turning lane in the heaviest traffic areas and put in medians, it would be even safer. For pedestrians especially. Like Battlefield Blvd in Chesapeake.

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 7:46 pm
  • Travis

    Great, just what Kill Devil Hills, with more per capita traffic lights than any city on the east coast, needs. What is it exactly at this intersection that needs a traffic signal? Ladles and Nags Head Hammocks aren’t that hopping and the west side isn’t even residential. All warehouses and a sandwich shop.


    Friday, Jun 7 @ 10:14 pm
  • Robin Ames

    I’d like to see fewer (none) left turn on yellow on the bypass. And how ironic is it we still call it the bypass?

    Friday, Jun 7 @ 10:15 pm
  • tim

    Remind me why we call the 5 lanes “the bypass”. What does it bypass other than the beach road with its 2 stop lights? Why does Lake Dr need one and how long before there is one at 4th st for the new Wawa? I hope they at least time them.

    Saturday, Jun 8 @ 8:33 am
  • Greg

    Another red light to run. The level of driving skill and traffic law observance is low these days. Watch out.

    Saturday, Jun 8 @ 8:34 am
  • Buck C

    Like I needed more of an excuse to eat at Country Deli, at least now I can get a manhandler and make a safe left hand turn

    Saturday, Jun 8 @ 9:51 am
  • Jay

    Thanks KDH police. No need to explain what was behind the covers over the lights. For those of use who live here and endured the lane closures during installation I think we figured out what was being installed.

    How about finishing up the pedestrian crossing lights at Colington Road and also the new lights at Colington Road and the schools (Veterans Drive).

    Also Wawa could use signage directing customers who wish to head north on the bypass. The signage would direct customers to the back of the building where they can turn right and travel up the new road behind Truist Bank. Then direct them to make a right onto 5th Street and use that traffic light at 5th & the bypass to safely go north.

    Saturday, Jun 8 @ 11:11 am
  • Jon

    They should be thinking about service roads on heavily commercial areas of the bypass, or at least require businesses to connect parking lots.

    Saturday, Jun 8 @ 11:13 am
  • KHer

    >>>Remind me why we call the 5 lanes ‚Äúthe bypass‚ÄĚ. What does it bypass other than the beach road with its 2 stop lights?<<<

    @Tim, Back in the 50's the Beach Rd was the only road. All the business's were on that road.

    So at some point a "Bypass" was proposed to bypass the "busy" beach road to let drivers get from MP1 to Whalebone Junction quicker. We can now see how that evolved!

    Saturday, Jun 8 @ 11:22 am
  • WindyBill

    Sometimes a red light has a blinking strobe light in it. That can help save a life or three. As to “The Bypass”; lets build one overhead of the present bypass thru kdh from Colington Road to Eighth Street. Problem solved. Even get shade for pedestrians!

    Saturday, Jun 8 @ 2:10 pm
  • Jay

    WindyBill, I like those yellow flashing lights at the Kitty Hawk Rd crossing that alert drivers travel north & south when the traffic light is going to turn red.

    I agree we need a few medians installed in the center turn lane to give folks crossing the bypass a safer place to cross the road.

    Sunday, Jun 9 @ 7:13 am
  • WindyBill

    Jon, a long time ago, I assisted in opening a piece of commercial bypass land in Kitty Hawk and connecting parking lots was required in the covenants. It still works Very well.

    Monday, Jun 10 @ 1:38 pm
  • KHer

    >>> I assisted in opening a piece of commercial bypass land in Kitty Hawk and connecting parking lots was required in the covenants. It still works Very well.<<<

    Windybill, On a similar note I was visiting our new Wawa and was happy to see they have a connector road at the rear of the store that will take you to the traffic light at 5th st. If you're headed North that is the ticket!

    Tuesday, Jun 11 @ 7:06 am
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