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Union County Intersection Converting to All-Way Stop

Posted on 09/14/16

Changes scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 21

September 14, 2016, Monroe, NC – The N.C. Department of Transportation is improving safety at the intersection of Unionville Indian Trail Road and Ridge Road near Unionville by converting the intersection to an all-way stop.

Weather permitting, the department will implement the change on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and motorists should be prepared to treat the intersection as an all-way stop that day. Crews will install stop signs requiring traffic on Unionville Indian Trail Road to stop at the intersection before proceeding. Drivers take turns entering the intersection at a multi-way stop, resulting in fewer and less severe crashes.

The department studied the intersection and determined that safety could be improved with the installation of an all-way stop. Digital message signs will alert motorists of the upcoming change.

As drivers approach the updated intersection, they are advised to follow these right-of-way rules:

  • The first vehicle to the intersection has the right-of-way ahead of any vehicle that has not yet arrived;
  • When two or more vehicles reach an intersection at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right-of-way;
  • The vehicle with the right-of-way may move straight ahead or, if legal and after signaling, turn left or right;
  • When two facing vehicles approach an intersection at the same time, 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 wait. The driver who is traveling straight ahead has the right-of-way; and

Even with the right-of-way, remember to use the appropriate turn signals and be careful to avoid hitting other vehicles and pedestrians.

For real-time travel information, visit the Traveler Services section of NCDOT.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.