Tuesday, 14 September 2021 16:50

All-way stop coming to Richmond County intersection

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ELLERBE — A new traffic design will be installed at a Richmond County interchange this week as the result of a recent safety study.

Currently, only drivers on N.C. 73 and Pressley Rankin Highway are required to stop at their junction with U.S. 220 just north of Ellerbe. On Wednesday, crews plan to install signs and markings on U.S. 220 to complete an all-way stop at this junction. The work is set to begin at 8 a.m. and should be complete by early afternoon, weather permitting.

All-way stop intersections are shown to reduce fatalities and injuries by 77 percent. Learn more about the value of all-way stops on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s safety and mobility webpage.

Drivers should be mindful of crews working in the roadway at this location Wednesday and familiarize themselves with this new design to be prepared to stop on U.S. 220 at this junction going forward.

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