CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will be modifying the intersections of Campus Ridge Road at CPCC Lane in Matthews and Stallings Road at Stevens Mill Road in Stallings to a four-way stop in the next few weeks. These changes are being implemented to improve safety and to minimize delays on the side streets where vehicles are currently required to stop.
The conversion at Campus Ridge Road at CPCC Lane is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31, weather permitting. Currently, traffic on CPCC Lane is required to stop, while traffic on Campus Ridge Road can travel through without stopping.
The conversion at Stallings Road and Stevens Mill Road is scheduled for Wednesday, August 1, weather permitting. Currently, traffic on Stevens Mill Road is required to stop, while traffic on Stallings Road can travel through without stopping.
NCDOT will place message boards at both intersections one week prior to conversion.
Drivers are advised to follow these rules when approaching four-way stops:
- 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.
For more information on navigating intersections, consult the North Carolina Driver's Handbook. To get a copy, call 1-877-368-4968 (DOT-4-YOU) or visit www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver_services/drivershandbook.