-Due to the threat of rain, the N.C. Department of Transportation
has postponed the installation of a four-way stop at the intersection of Postbridge Drive and Brambletye Drive in Guilford County. Weather permitting, one lane of Postbridge Drive will be closed in both directions between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8 to allow crews to install the additional stop signs and pavement markings. This intersection is being converted to a four-way stop following an NCDOT investigation that found limited site distance and safety concerns warranted installing the additional stop signs on Postbridge Drive. The intersection currently has stop signs in place on Brambletye Drive, but traffic on Postbridge Drive is not required to stop. If inclement weather again affects the area on Thursday, NCDOT will postpone making the changes until Tuesday, Dec. 13, weather permitting. As drivers approach the intersection, they are advised to follow these right-of-way rules:
- The first vehicle to the intersection has the right of way ahead of any vehicle that has not yet arrived;
- When two or more vehicles reach an intersection at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right of way;
- The vehicle with the right of way may move straight ahead or, if legal and after signaling, turn left or right;
- When two facing vehicles approach an intersection at the same time, both drivers can move straight ahead or turn right. If one driver is going straight while the other wants to turn left, the driver who wants to turn left must wait. The driver who is traveling straight ahead has the right of way; and
- Even with the right of way, remember to use the appropriate turn signals and be careful to avoid hitting other vehicles and pedestrians.
For more information on navigating intersections, consult the North Carolina Driver's Handbook. To get a copy, call 1-877-DOT-4-YOU or visit www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver_services/drivershandbook/
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