November 04, 2015
A Kannapolis intersection will soon undergo changes designed to reduce the frequency and severity of crashes in that area.
The intersection of Brantley Road and Little Texas Road will become a multi-way stop beginning Wednesday, Nov. 18. That means all traffic must stop at the intersection before proceeding with caution. Multi-way stop signs are relatively low-cost and can be quickly installed. At a multi-way stop, drivers take turns entering the intersection, resulting in fewer and less severe crashes.
Currently, stop signs are in place on Little Texas Road that require motorists to stop, but traffic on Brantley Road isn't required to stop. NCDOT studied this intersection and determined that safety should improve from the installation of stop signs on Brantley Road.
Temporary digital message signs will be in place on Brantley Road around the week of Nov. 11, alerting motorists to the upcoming change. Motorists are encouraged to slow down and pay attention when traveling through the area as drivers grow accustomed to the new traffic pattern.
To navigate a multi-way stop, the first vehicle to reach the intersection should move forward first. If two vehicles reach the intersection at the same time, the driver on the right would proceed first.
This is a state-funded safety project with an estimated cost of $10,000.