4-way stop is coming to this highway

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The N.C. Department of Transportation will change an Old Mount Olive Highway intersection into an all-way stop to reduce the risk of crashes.

Crews are scheduled to make the change beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Outlaw Road, a junction that is halfway between Goldsboro and Mount Olive.

Currently, drivers on Old Mount Olive Highway do not have to stop.

The change will involve the installation of stop signs and stop ahead warning signs on Old Mount Olive Highway at Outlaw Road, as well as additional pavement markings.

As a reminder, drivers approaching an all-way stop should follow these rules:

  • The first vehicle at the intersection has the right of way;
  • When two or more vehicles reach an intersection at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right of way and may go straight or, if legal and after signaling, turn left or right;
  • When two facing vehicles approach an intersection simultaneously, 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; and
  • Even with the right of way, drivers should remember to use appropriate turn signals and watch for pedestrians and other vehicles.

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