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NCDOT Converting a Trio of Intersections to All-Way Stops in Chapel Hill

Greensboro - The Department of Transportation will modify the intersection of Dogwood Acres Drive at Northside Circle in Chapel Hill into permanent all-way stop setups on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

This intersection is being changed following a request from town officials and an NCDOT investigation that found safety concerns. "We investigated the three intersections and found that the sight distance was not sufficient along this portion of roadway," said Division Seven Deputy Traffic Engineer Mark Aldridge. The project is being funded by the departments "Spot" Safety Program. To allow crews to make the changes, various lane closures will be in place intermittently between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. As drivers approach a four-way stop 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 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.

NCDOT encourages motorists to pay extra attention when approaching the work zones, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely. For real-time travel information at any time, visit the Traveler Services section of the NCDOT website or follow NCDOT on Twitter.


2/19/2018 7:48 AM