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Scheduled changes for intersection of U.S. 15-501 at Aberdeen Road, NC 144 at Old Wire Road

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RALEIGH, NC (WMBF) - On August 19, the North Carolina Department of Transportation will change the intersection of U.S. 15-501 at Aberdeen Road and NC 144 at Old Wire Road, north of Laurinburg, into an all-way stop. The changes being made are an effort to improve safety for motorists. Presently, the route does not call for vehicles on U.S. 15-501 to stop.  

The NCDOT reports having positive outcomes from using the all-way traffic stop pattern along other routes with similar traffic volumes resulting in reduced accidents, increased safety and no issues with traffic backups.

Motorists are urged to use caution in the area, both before and after the installation, and will be alerted of the coming change via message boards.

The NCDOT advises that the all way stop is an interim traffic control setup for the intersection and plan to install a roundabout in the near future.

Listed below are a few right of way rules that the NCDOT advises motorists to follow when approaching an all-way stop.

  • 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 yield. The driver who is traveling straight ahead has the right of way.
  • Even with the right of way, remember use appropriate turn signals and be aware of other vehicles and pedestrians.

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