Nine Wayne County intersections will undergo all-way stop transformations to improve safety, thanks to a nearly $500,000 contract awarded by the N.C. Department of Transportation.
The changes will be made now through the fall. All-way stops improve safety where they are warranted, based on crash data, traffic volumes, and other criteria.
- Airport Road at Mt. Carmel Church Road
- Pikeville-Princeton Road at Hinnant Road
- N.C. 111 at Zion Church Road
- Indian Springs Road at Northeast Church Road
- N.C. 55 at Camp Jubilee Road
- U.S. 13 at Woodland Church Road/Durham Lake Road
- N.C. 55 at Kelly Springs Road
- N.C. 111 at Stoney Creek Church Road
- N.C. 111 at Daw Pate Road
The changes will include additional stop signs, as well warning signs about an approaching stop sign and a new traffic pattern. Intersections that already have flashers will be changed so they flash red in all four directions.
The changes will be made between this month and the fall. The contractor has the flexibility to make the changes in any order, but must do each one on a Wednesday as weather permits. The contractor will be required to notify the public with signs two weeks before the change is made. Drivers who encounter these intersections on the day of installation should slow down, be cautious and follow directions from flaggers directing traffic.
The department’s traffic engineers evaluated the intersections and determined they warranted all-way stops to reduce the risk of crashes. The recommendations were made ,in part, due to the crash history, the angle of each intersection and the topography that can hinder the view of opposing traffic.