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NCDOT Converting Intersection in Durham County to All-Way Stop

RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to modify the intersection of Red Mountain Road and Moores Mill Road northeast of Rougemont in Durham County (location map is below) to a permanent all-way stop on Wednesday, Nov. 14, weather permitting. The intersection currently requires vehicles to stop on Moores Mill Road, but traffic on Red Mountain Road does not have to stop.

An NCDOT investigation determined traffic volumes at the intersection and other factors warranted installing the additional stop signs on Red Mountain Road. Crews will also be installing solar stop sign flashers, stop bars and "stop ahead" pavement markings to help warn motorists of the new stop condition. On-site flagmen will control traffic through the intersection while work is under way.

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 yield. 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/or pedestrians.

For more information on navigating intersections, consult the North Carolina Driver's Handbook. To get a copy, call 1-877-DOT-4YOU or visit www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver_services/drivershandbook.

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2/15/2018 5:25 PM