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:
first vehicle to the intersection has the right of way ahead of any vehicle
that has not yet arrived;
two or more vehicles reach an intersection at the same time, the vehicle to the
right has the right of way;
vehicle with the right of way may move straight ahead or, if legal and after
signaling, turn left or right;
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
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.