WILSON – A Wilson County crossroads will be reconfigured to improve safety and traffic flow.
The traffic services unit for the N.C. Department of Transportation plans to convert Rock Ridge Sims and Old Raleigh roads into an all-way stop. The crews will start at 9 a.m. on Aug. 25, finishing by around lunchtime. Currently, drivers on Rock Ridge Sims Road have the right of way.
Drivers should slow down and be aware for workers when traveling through this intersection during the conversion. Rain could cause the work to be rescheduled.
To learn more about all-way stops, including why they are used, visit this NCDOT page.
The following are reminders when drivers encounter them:
- The first vehicle at the intersection has the right of way;
- When two or more vehicles reach an intersection at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right of way and may go straight or, if legal and after signaling, turn left or right;
- When two facing vehicles approach an intersection simultaneously, 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; and
Even with the right of way, drivers should remember to use appropriate turn signals and watch for pedestrians and other vehicles.