Here's something me and my friends have been talking about.
A few months ago a road crew poured a short concrete median on the bypass in front of the 7-11 in Kitty Hawk. This was to keep northbound cars from using the turning lane to turn left into the 7-11. Why? Because just 100 feet later is the light and a KH rd turner would then be trapped behind said 7-11 turner. Also, the median prevents people exiting 7-11 turning left onto northbound bypass. Both situations aren't real safe considering the close traffic light just 100 feet north.
So now to my question: They painted the median yellow EXCEPT for 50 feet in the middle. That unpainted section lines up with a grassy area between 7-11 and Grays department store. Is there some technical reason they had to leave that gap in the yellow stripe?