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Posted on: October 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] NCDOT Addressing Sight Distance With Four-Way Stop in Orange County

Photo of Buckhorn Road intersection

HILLSBOROUGH (NC DOT PRESS RELEASE) – The N.C. Department of Transportation will modify the intersection of Buckhorn Road and Bradshaw Quarry Road on Tuesday, Oct. 23, for the construction of an all-way stop just outside of Hillsborough. Currently the intersection has stop signs in place on Buckhorn Road leading up to Bradshaw Quarry Road.

This intersection is being converted to an all-way stop to address concerns found in an NCDOT investigation.

“Although there have not been a high volume of collisions, there have been enough reports of sight distance issues that we feel this proactive decision will help resolve the sight distance challenges and reduce future crashes,” said NCDOT Transportation Supervisor William Bynum.

To allow crews to install the additional stop signs and pavement markings, various lanes on both roads will be closed intermittently between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

As drivers approach the 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.

 NCDOT encourages motorists to pay attention, obey the posted speed limit, and allow extra time to reach their destinations safely.

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