The Zebulon road area has been suffering from a series of bad decisions by local road planners. The opening of Kohl's has caused the situation to deteriorate. There are two issues that need immediate attention.
First, the Peake road intersection desperately needs left turn signals. I have witnessed several near misses as people make darting left turns in front of traffic going straight. I find it hard to blame these drivers either. I can empathize with the desperation they must feel after waiting through as many as three signal changes with only one or two cars able to make the left turn. This will only get worse.
Second, access from Lamar road needs to be changed to a right turn only and the left turn from Zebulon needs to be eliminated. I have had several near misses as people exiting the interstate dart across all lanes in an attempt to turn left onto Lamar road.
This area is in dire need of some simple changes that should not wait for the bridge construction to be completed. With the construction of a new exit from Kohl's next to Krystal the amount of traffic entering Zebulon road will only increase.
Traffic in this area is forced by poor intersection design to travel perpendicular routes to other traffic. This sets the stage for T-Bone type collisions.