BUNN – The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to modify the intersection of Old Halifax/Brantleytown Road and Pearces Road near Bunn.
The intersection currently requires vehicles to stop on Old Halifax/Brantleytown Road, but not Pearces Road. The department plans to make the junction an all-way stop on Oct. 20, weather permitting.
The installation of new signs, roadway markings and concrete islands is expected to start at 9 a.m. and be completed by 3 p.m. Drivers should slow down, obey workers controlling traffic and proceed through the intersection with caution.
An NCDOT investigation of traffic volumes and the number and severity of crashes warranted the change. Converting intersections into all-way stops has been shown to reduce fatalities and injuries by 77%.
These improvements are being made through NCDOT's SPOT Safety Program, which identifies safety projects that are expected to be the most beneficial and feasible and address departmental goals.
People can visit the department's all-way stop webpage to learn more, including what to do when encountering one.