Starting this week, the N.C. Department of Transportation
will make improvements to the intersection of Springfield Road and Leggett Road in northeast Rocky Mount to enhance safety for drivers traveling in this area of Edgecombe County.This intersection is currently a two-way stop, with stop signs only in place on Springfield Road. NCDOT determined this intersection should be converted to a four-way stop following an investigation that found traffic volumes and other factors warranted installing stop signs on Leggett Road.In addition to installing stop signs, crews will also paint stop bars on the road to show motorists where to stop. On-site flagmen will control traffic through the intersection while work is underway. As drivers approach the intersection, they are reminded to follow these right-of-way rules:
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. Motorists are advised to use caution while traveling in the area and to expect delays. NCDOT reminds motorists to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the posted speed limit. For real-time travel information at any time, call 511, visit the NCDOT traffic website or follow NCDOT on 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. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference.
- 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 wait. 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 pedestrians.