Union County intersection being switched to all-way stop

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Union County Intersection Being Switched to All-Way Stop

CHARLOTTE – The intersection of N.C. 200 and Potter Road in Waxhaw will be converted to an all-way stop next month. The intersection currently requires traffic on Potter Road to stop, but traffic on N.C. 200 does not have to stop.

Weather permitting, the switch will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 5. The project includes installing stop signs on both sides of N.C. 200, as well as new pavement markings on both roads to alert motorists to the new traffic pattern.

NCDOT has placed electronic message boards on both sides of N.C. 200 approaching the intersection to advise motorists about the change.

Drivers approaching a four-way stop should follow these right of way rules:

  • 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. The driver who is traveling straight ahead has the right of way; and
  • Even with the right of way, remember to use the appropriate turn signals and be careful to avoid hitting other vehicles and/or pedestrians.

For real-time travel information, visit DriveNC.gov or follow NCDOT on Twitter.

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Paul Nielsen
Nielsen was a sports writer for what is now the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for nearly 32 years before moving to North Carolina in February 2016. At the Democrat-Gazette, Nielsen's primary responsibility was beat coverage for Rogers High School. Rogers is a Class 7A school located in Northwest Arkansas.
Nielsen, a University of Arkansas graduate, covered the Northwest Arkansas Naturals Minor League Baseball team from 2008-2015. The Naturals are the Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.
Nielsen has experience covering University of Arkansas athletics, including NCAA Tournament basketball games and several football bowl games. He also covered amateur and professional golf tournaments in Northwest Arkansas.
Nielsen lives in Matthews with his wife, Susan. He can be reached at ripig1979@yahoo.com.