Pitt County intersection to become all-way stop

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – Another Pitt County intersection will become an al–way stop this week, NCDOT officials say safety is the driving factor behind the change.

According to NCDOT notifications at the intersection of Simpson and McDonald Streets went up last week to warn drivers of the upcoming change, which officials say is scheduled to happen on Tuesday.

In the current configuration, only drivers on Simpson Street had to stop at the intersection.

Officials say that four new stop signs will be added to the McDonald Street sides of the intersection, as well as two new concrete islands in the center turn lanes and two new right-hand side lanes.

Officials say that an all-way stop is an effective and cost-efficient way to improve the safety of an intersection and reduce the risk of serious crashes.