MCGEE’S CROSSROADS – A rural Johnston County intersection will become an all-way stop to boost safety.
The N.C. Department of Transportation will make the transition to the junction of Mount Pleasant and Jackson King Roads on the morning of Wednesday, September 29th, weather permitting.
The department is changing the traffic pattern after 23 crashes, including eight with injuries, occurred at this intersection over the last 10 years. Most of the crashes happened after a driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic, causing a collision.
Currently, drivers must stop on Jackson King Road, which already has yellow stop ahead warning signs and the octagon-shaped stop signs on either side. A similar sign setup will be installed on Mount Pleasant Road as part of the all-way change.