CHARLOTTE -The N.C. Department of Transportation will temporarily deactivate the existing traffic signal at the intersection of First Street and Main Street in Kannapolis at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, to allow crews to construct a new traffic signal and to facilitate the construction of the Veterans Park improvements.
The traffic signal will be out of service for approximately 6 months while the new traffic signal is installed and construction at Veterans Park is completed. The intersection will be an all-way stop during this time period, with stop signs located on both Main Street and First Street.
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.
NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert, and obey the posted speed limit.
For more information, please contact Sean Epperson at (704) 983-4400.