Four-way stop coming near Central Piedmont

By Aug. 1, the N.C. Department of Transportation will add a four-way stop at the intersection of CPCC Lane and Campus Ridge Road in Matthews.

The change comes after a request from the town, where Matthews Town Manager Hazen Blodgett previously called the area a “dangerous intersection for students and employees” of Central Piedmont Community College’s Levine Campus in Matthews.

According to state records, there were 10 accidents within 150 feet of all approaches to the intersection from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011, department spokeswoman Jen Thompson said. One of those accidents involved injuries, she said.

Crews will begin modifying the intersections of Campus Ridge Road at CPCC Lane in Matthews and Stallings Road at Stevens Mill Road in Stallings to a four-way stop in the next few weeks, according to a news release from the state. The conversion at Campus Ridge Road at CPCC Lane is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31, weather permitting, the release said. Currently, traffic on CPCC Lane is required to stop, while traffic on Campus Ridge Road can travel through without stopping.

The conversion at Stallings Road and Stevens Mill Road is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 1 weather permitting. Currently, traffic on Stevens Mill Road is required to stop, while traffic on Stallings Road can travel through without stopping.

NCDOT will place message boards at both intersections one week prior to change, according to the release.

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