10/04/10 — New four-way stop at Tommy's, Hare roads

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New four-way stop at Tommy's, Hare roads

By Staff Reports
Published in News on October 4, 2010 1:46 PM

The intersection of Tommy's Road (State Road 1571) and Hare Road (S.R. 1570) north of Goldsboro is being turned into a four-way stop.

The intersection currently has stop signs in place on Hare Road, but traffic on Tommy's Road is not required to stop.

Starting Monday, the N.C. Department of Transportation's Division 4 Traffic Services Unit plans to modify the intersection.

DOT officials said the intersection is being converted to a four-way stop following a DOT investigation that found traffic volumes and other factors warranted installing the additional stop signs on Tommy's Road.

Crews will also paint stop bars on the road to show motorists where to stop. If inclement weather affects the area, DOT will postpone making the changes until the weather permits.

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;

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

Motorists are reminded to watch signs for construction information, stay alert and to obey the posted speed limit.