DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — ALDOT is working to make a dangerous intersection in western Geneva County safer, but many residents in Geneva County’s Lowery-Revell store communities believe the plan to create a four-way stop on state Highway 52 will create an even greater danger.

The Alabama Department of Transportation is converting the intersection of Highway 52 and 153 from a two-way stop, to a four-way stop.

G.P.S. often sends beach-bound traffic to the rural route, increasing traffic ten-fold during spring break and the summer tourist season. It’s about five miles west of Samson and has been the site of several fatal, and wrecks with serious injuries over recent years.

Traffic on Alabama Highway 153 and Geneva County Road 5 currently has a stop sign, while traffic on Highway 52 is free-flowing.

But with a large number of tractors and other farm machinery on the roadway in rural Geneva County, many area residents believe creating a four-way stop will make driving more lethal.

“I mean we need something done but not sure what and if a four-way is the answer,” Sheila Dillon with Calamity Creek Cafe said. “So that’s the main concern that it can cause more traffic accidents as a four-way not giving people enough time to realize it’s there.”

But one consultant from Detroit, Michigan who often travels lower Alabama says anything to make some of these country road intersections safer, he’s all for.

“Truck drivers or cargo bin drivers can go through that sometimes it’s always good for them to revise some of these roads and make them better so we don’t have that many fatalities,” Michigan resident, Jason Martin said.

Weather permitting, crews expect to have all signs and pavement markings in place by the end of July.