posted on June 06, 2011 08:56
The N.C. Department of Transportation plans to modify the intersection of Hambright Road and McCoy Road in Huntersville to a four-way stop on Wednesday, June 15. The intersection currently has stop signs on HambrightRoad, but traffic on McCoy Road is not required to stop.
This intersection is being converted to a four-way stop following an NCDOT investigation that found traffic volumes, crashes and other factors warranted installing the additional stop signs on McCoy Road. The conversion work will be postponed if there is inclement weather that day.
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.
For more information on navigating intersections, consult the North Carolina Driver’s Handbook. To get a copy, call 1-877-DOT-4-YOU or visit www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver_services/drivershandbook
How to Get Connected to NCDOT
Citizens can obtain travel information in several ways. They can call 511
, the state’s toll free information line or visit the NCDOT website. NCDOT also offers travel information on Twitter
. Another option is NCDOT Mobile
, a phone-friendly version of the NCDOT website. To access it, type "m.ncdot.gov" into the browser of your smartphone. Then, bookmark it to save for future reference. NCDOT Mobile is compatible with the iPhone, Android, and some newer Blackberry phones.