Greensboro - The N.C. Department of Transportation will modify the intersection of N.C. 150, N.C. 61 and Osceola Ossippee Road to a four-way stop in Browns Summit on Tuesday, April 5.
This intersection is being converted to a four-way stop following an NCDOT investigation that found safety concerns. It is being funded by the "Spot" Safety Program.
To allow crews to safely install the additional stop signs and pavement markings, various lanes on will be closed intermittently between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Work is scheduled for completion on Thursday, June 30.
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 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.
For more information on navigating intersections, consult the North Carolina Driver's Handbook. To get a copy, call 1-877-DOT-4-YOU or visit www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver_services/drivershandbook/.
NCDOT crews will also be working in the roadway and reminds the traveling public to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and obey the Move Over Law.
Under the "Move Over" law, motorists are required to move over one lane, if possible, or reduce speed for stopped emergency vehicles with flashing lights on the shoulder of the highway, including public service vehicles with amber lights. Violating the law could result in a $500 fine.
For real-time travel information, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.