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NC 49/119 Intersection in Alamance County Becomes Four-Way Stop on June 19

RALEIGH - To improve safety at the intersection of N.C. 49 and N.C. 119 in Alamance County, the N.C. Department of Transportation will change it to a four-way stop on Thursday, June 19.

The existing intersection contains a flashing red stop light and stop signs for approaching traffic on N.C. 119, while N.C. 49 has a flashing yellow caution light.The intersection safety improvement will put stop signs and a flashing red beacon on N.C. 49, creating a four-way stop for all traffic. NCDOT will also install signs, pavement markings, and rumble strips providing advanced warnings of the new traffic pattern.

As drivers approach the intersection with its new four-way stop pattern, 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 use caution in the area, watch signs for construction information and allow plenty of time to reach their destinations safely. For real-time travel information any time, call 511, visit www.ncdot.gov/travel or follow NCDOT on Twitter at www.ncdot.gov/travel/twitter. Another option is NCDOT Mobile, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone.

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2/15/2018 5:23 PM

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