Featured Projects

B-5121 & B-5317 Capital Boulevard Bridge Replacement – Wake County

Wake County has begun planning a project (B-5121 & B-5317) to replace the bridges at the Capital Boulevard interchanges at Peace Street and Wade Avenue. While the bridges are still able to support traffic, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has classified them as “structurally deficient” due to age. The replacement project aims to build structurally sound bridges at…

Carolina Connecter Intermodal Rail Terminal (CCX)

Rocky Mount, North Carolina has been selected as the new home of a major rail transportation hub, and many local landowners could be facing Land Condemnation. This rail hub, called the Carolina Connecter terminal or CCX, will connect national rail lines from across the southeastern U.S. in a new 700 acre facility. The Carolina Connector terminal will cost approximately $272…

Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit Project

The NCDOT is implementing a new rail project in Durham County called the “Durham-Orange Light Rail project.” This new rail transit project will stretch from UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill to North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham. This newly proposed rail line will service 18 stations and connect three major state universities. In addition to the light rail, improvements…

I-5000 I-85 & U.S. 321 Interchange Improvement – Gaston County

The NCDOT will be making significant changes to the I-85/US 321 interchange in Gastonia. This intersection was referred to by the Gaston Gazette as the “busiest intersection in Gastonia.” This project, known as I-5000, will focus on improving safety and reducing congestion at I-85 and U.S. 321 near Rankin Lane Road and Tulip Ave. New ramps will be constructed at…

I-5714 & U-5114 Gilead Road Improvements – Mecklenburg County

NCDOT and the town of Huntsville have begun the execution of interchange and intersection improvements on Gilead Road (S.R. 2136). The proposed improvements will be completed under two separate projects, STIP No. I-5714 (administered by NCDOT) and STIP No. U-5114 (administered by the town of Huntersville). These road improvement projects aim to relieve constant congestion and delay as well as…

R-2250 Greenville Southwest Bypass – Pitt County

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is proposing possible improvements to the Stantonsburg Road (US 264 Business)/Memorial Drive (NC11) in Pitt County. Located southwest of the city of Greenville, the 12.4-mile stretch of road will begin south of NC 102 and end at the existing US 264 interchange. The Greenville Southwest Bypass (R-2250) is a design-build project with right…

R-2536 U.S. 64 Asheboro Bypass – Randolph County

The Asheboro US 64 bypass in Randolph County, also known as TIP Project R-2536, has been on the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) agenda since 2004. The project is funded, and final Design-Build maps will be available in late fall 2015. Right of way acquisition is slated to begin in early 2016. The proposed bypass will be a four-lane,…

R-2707A-E U.S. 74 Shelby Bypass – Cleveland County

The U.S. 74 Bypass around Shelby, North Carolina, is an 18.5-mile, four-lane, divided highway that will extend west of Peachtree Road near Mooresboro to the existing US 74 route west of Long Branch Road. Projected to cost more than $284.8 million dollars, the first two phases of the project, R-2707A and R-2707B, have already been funded by the state. Some…

R-2721, R-2828 & R-2829 Raleigh Beltline I-540 Project – Wake & Johnston Counties

The proposed Raleigh Beltline I-540 project, also known as the Complete 540 project and the Southeast Extension, would extend the Triangle Expressway to complete the 540 Outer Loop around the Raleigh area. Billed as an answer to the transportation, social, and economic needs of Wake and Johnston counties, the project would link Apex, Cary, Clayton, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Holly Springs,…

R-2915A-D Highway 221/421 Widening – Ashe & Watauga Counties

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is planning to widen US 221 to four lanes with a grassy median. The project, also known as TIP No. R-2915, will include a 16.1-mile widened section of highway running from the intersection of US 221 and US 421 in Deep Gap to the NC 88 intersection in Jefferson. There are four different…

R-3825B N.C. 42 Buffalo Road Widening – Clayton & Johnston Counties

The NCDOT is widening a 4 mile stretch of N.C. 42 between Glen Laurel Road (S.R. 1902) and Buffalo Road (S.R. 1003). The DOT projects that N.C. 42 will not accommodate future traffic volumes, making this section prone to a higher rate of congestion and traffic accidents. This road-widening project, called R-3825B, will widen this stretch of N.C. 42 from two…

R-5021 N.C. 211 Road Widening – Brunswick County

The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) project R-5021 involves widening a large section of NC-211 in Brunswick County to create a four-lane divided highway. The road widening will take place along NC-211 between Midway Road (SR 1500) and NC-87, a stretch of highway totaling 6.6 miles. A future interchange at Midway Road is also being proposed, which could involve…

SR 1895 & SR 1814 N.C. 16 Road Widening – Catawba County

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is moving forward with plans to complete a four-lane widening of NC-16, a major arterial highway that runs north-south in eastern Catawba County. Daily traffic on this roadway is expected to rise rapidly over the next few years, and this road widening is part of the DOT’s plan to handle this increased traffic…

U-2827B US 421/Salem Parkway – Forsyth County

The Business 40 Improvement Project (U-2827B) has been officially renamed U.S. 421/Salem Parkway. This construction project includes removing, replacing, and improving pavement and ramps from west of 4th Street to east of Church Street in Winston-Salem. Before the first phase of construction can begin, officials from the NCDOT will be contacting property owners in Winston-Salem to begin the right-of-way acquisition process….

U-3334 Booker Dairy Road Extension – Johnston County

The Booker Dairy Road Extension project will aim to facilitate traffic flow around Smithfield and make it easier for motorists to get from the business district on Bright Leaf Blvd to the businesses on U.S. 70. This project will reroute the eastern end of Booker Dairy Road before intersecting with Bright Leaf Boulevard. Once completed, this extension would add nearly…

U-3440 Mooresville Road Widening Project – Cabarrus County

In an effort to relieve traffic congestion, Cabarrus County will soon begin widening NC 3 (Mooresville Road) between Kannapolis Parkway and Loop Road (SR 1691). The project, referred to by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) as U-3440, will extend the road to four lanes, including a median, sidewalks, and bike lanes. Cabarrus County has already begun right of…

U-3621A Hunter Hill Road Widening – Nash County

In 2016, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will begin acquisition of properties along Hunter Hill Road to complete the final phase of a road widening project in Nash County. The project, also referred to as U-3621A, will stretch from North Winstead Avenue to Country Club Road. Construction is slated to begin in 2018 and end in 2020 with…

U-4751 & R-3300 US Highway 17 Bypass and Military Cutoff Road Extension – New Hanover & Pender Counties

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) US 17 Hampstead Bypass project begins at a proposed interchange with the US 17 Wilmington Bypass in New Hanover County. The proposed roadway will extend northwest into Pender County to a proposed interchange with NC 210. From this interchange, the proposed bypass continues north on existing US 17 to Sloop Point Loop Road….

U-5019 Asheville River Arts District – Buncombe County

In conjunction with $200 million in mixed-use private development along Asheville’s River Arts District, a $50 million tax-funded investment will reroute roads and increase pedestrian accessibility. The city has hired Code Studio, an Austin-based land planning firm, to conduct meetings and workshops with new residents to develop new “form-based” zoning rules for the area. New roads and pedestrian pathways may…

U-5315B Morrisville Parkway Extension Project – Wake County

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will soon begin right of way acquisition on a project that will extend Morrisville Parkway from Green Level Church Road to NC 55 in Wake County. The 1.8-mile stretch of road will be widened from two lanes to four lanes, including a landscaped median and an interchange at NC 540. Construction of the…

U-5606 Dickinson Avenue Improvements – Pitt County

Dickinson Ave in Greenville, NC will be the site of a new roadway improvement project, and many local landowners could be impacted. Project U-5606 will affect a nearly 2 mile stretch of Dickinson Avenue (S.R. 1598) from Memorial Drive (N.C. 11) to Reade Circle (S.R. 1610). The City of Greenville and the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will be repairing…