From April through mid-October, Southport’s Yacht Basin is crowded with pedestrians, golf carts, bicycles, and cars. It is undoubtedly the busiest — and most congested — spot in the city.
During lunar tides, the issue is exacerbated by flooding, forcing some restaurant owners to block the streets with bridges to allow access.
Now city officials are considering ways to alleviate traffic congestion. The Southport Board of Aldermen recently heard a presentation from the Cape Fear Council of Governments suggesting changes to the traffic pattern in the Yacht Basin.
Here’s what you need to know.