ROLESVILLE — The intersection of Mitchell Mill Road and Fowler Road southeast of Rolesville is scheduled to be upgraded to a permanent all-way stop this week.
The intersection currently has stop signs just for Mitchell Mill Road. A North Carolina Department of Transportation study determined that increased traffic volume at the intersection and other factors warranted adding stop signs on Fowler Road as well.
The conversion was planned for this Wednesday (Feb. 8), weather permitting. In addition to the new stop signs, crews will be installing pavement markings on all four approaches to the intersection to alert motorists of the change.
As drivers approach an all-stop intersection that uses stop signs, the following right of way rules apply:
•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.
•Even with the right of way, remember to use the appropriate turn signals and be careful to avoid hitting other vehicles and/or pedestrians.