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N.C. 87 intersection in Columbus County to Become All-Way Stop
The safety improvement to be added by Oct. 13

Yesterday we reported about a wreck at the intersection of 87 and 11 that claimed the life of a mother and daughter. Now the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced the intersection will be changed.

To help reduce crashes, the N.C. Department of Transportation will convert a highway intersection in eastern Columbus County into an all-way stop.

This afternoon, NCDOT crews placed changeable message signs at the intersection of N.C. 87 and N.C. 11, letting motorists know the traffic pattern will change soon.

Currently, traffic on N.C. 11 must stop, but not on N.C. 87.

NCDOT officials are expediting the process for the conversion, with an aim for the change to be completed by Oct. 13.

The department also has funded a project that will include upgrading this intersection into an interchange with bridges and ramps.

With construction a few years away, NCDOT officials in recent weeks have been evaluating short-term solutions, and converting the intersection into a four-way stop will be safer.

Yesterday’s article about the wreck:

Update: Crash at NC 87/11 claims life of Mother, daughter

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