Supply intersection converting to all-way stop to reduce risk of crashes

SUPPLY, NC (WWAY) — With hopes of reducing the risk of crashes, the N.C. Department of Transportation is planning to change the traffic pattern at a Brunswick County intersection next week.

The intersection of Old Ferry Connection and Sabbath Home Road near Supply is scheduled to change to an all-way stop intersection on Tuesday, weather permitting. The change is based on safety reviews by the department.

Drivers should be alert for crews while they convert the intersection and then, once the changes are made, slow down for the new traffic configuration.

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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