An all-way stop will be installed at an intersection in Caldwell County with an elevated crash rate. According to the Caldwell Journal, North Carolina Department of Transportation crews will install traditional red stop signs at the intersection of Dudley Shoals Road and Morris Creek/Charlie Little Road. That installation was scheduled to take place this week.
According to the report, a study that examined the ten year crash history of the intersection revealed 14 dangerous angle crashes. Traffic heading in any direction at this intersection will now have to make a complete stop. Prior to this project, through traffic on Dudley Shoals Road did not stop. This change will improve safety and reduce crashes at this intersection which is located near a church and elementary school.
Advance warning signs stating, “Stop Ahead” and “New Traffic Pattern” will also be installed for this project, which is part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The goal of the program is to reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities by reducing the potential for crashes and the severity on public roadways.[Source: Caldwell Journal]