Intersection change on Nov. 18 will improve safety
MCGEE’S CROSSROADS – The N.C. Department of Transportation will change a western Johnston County junction into an all-way stop to reduce the risk of crashes.
Workers plan to make the change Wednesday morning where White Memorial Church and Mount Pleasant roads converge, west of Interstate 40. Currently, drivers on White Memorial Church Road must stop.
An analysis by the department shows there have been 14 crashes involving injuries and one fatal crash at that location over a 10-year period.
Drivers should travel cautiously through the area and be alert for workers. The change will be completed by around lunchtime.
As a reminder, drivers approaching an all-way stop should follow these rules:
- 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.