Project Overview Video

This video provides information on the project. We encourage you to view the video and other information on this page prior to the public meeting

Project Information

Three alternatives are being considered for the project.  The alternatives are described here and can be viewed individually and commented on below.

  • All Alternatives provide the same realignment of the N.C. 55/N.C. 42 connections to U.S. 401
  • All Alternatives Cross U.S. 401 and the railroad in the same location
  • All Alternatives connect to Judd Parkway just east of Stewart Street
  • Alternatives 1 and 2 follow the same alignment from Judd Parkway to west of Sunset Lake Road 

Alternative 1​

The most northerly of the three alternatives

  • Begins at Judd Parkway and travels east to Sunset Lake Road
  • Continues, passing south of the Jones-Johnson Ballentine Historic District 
  • Turns  and crosses the Railroad and U.S. 401 near Wilbur Jones Road

Alternative 2

The central alternative

  • Begins at Judd Parkway and travels east to Sunset Lake Road
  • Continues, passing north of Smith Farms—the residential area that is located on the west side of Sunset Lake Road
  • Continues, passing on the north side of the Abiding Presence Lutheran Church property 
  • Turns and crosses the Railroad and U.S. 401 near Wilbur Jones Road

Alternative 3

The most southerly alignment

  • Begins at Judd Parkway and travels east 
  • Connects to existing Products Road
  • East of existing Products Road, continues to Sunset Lake Road 
  • Turns and crossed the Railroad and U.S. 401 near Wilbur Jones Road

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After reviewing all alternative maps and other information, please rank the alternatives is your order of preference.

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Click on each Alternative in the list below, review the information provided and then provide any comments or questions you might have.

(Clicking on the circle under the map, or the route on the map will allow you to review information on the route. Clicking "read more" will provide opportunity to review additional information on the Alternative and provide comment)

An opportunity to provide comment or questions on the overall project will be provided further down the page.

Proposed Improvements to the existing U.S. 401/N.C. 55 and N.C. 55/N.C. 42 Intersections 

N.C. 42 will be realigned beginning in the vicinity of N. Harrison Place Lane. The realigned N.C. 42 will travel southwesterly and connect to N.C. 55 at a new intersection located approximately 6-tenths of a mile south of the existing connection. 

A connection between realigned N.C. 55 and U.S. 401 will be created approximately 1,000 feet southwest of the current N.C. 42/N.C. 55 connection.                                                                                                                                      




Project Funding                                       

This project is listed in the State Transportation Improvement Program for $82.8 million


 Estimated Amount*

  Right of Way Acquisition

$   39,150,000

  Utilities$     2,620,000
 Construction Cost

$   68,300,000

  Total Cost

$   110,070,000 

* Estimated costs are subject to change.

Project Timeline




Public Meeting (Virtual)

Spring 2022

Selection of Preferred Alternative

Spring 2023

Environmental Document Complete

Fall 2023

Right of Way Acquisition




* Future dates are subject to change.


NCDOT Accepts comments throughout all phases of project design and construction.  The comment period for this phase of project development closed on April 22, 2022.

 All comments will be taken into consideration as the project progresses. 

All comments carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method  

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Phone in a question or comment to:  984-205-6615     Project Code 6447


Project Contact

Rachelle Beauregard

NCDOT Project Management Unit

Project Manager

1582 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1582


Project Contact

 Emily Love


Consultant Project Manager

555 Fayetteville Street, Suite 900

Raleigh, NC  27602


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Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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