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The project logo U-5707 Gillis Hill Road Extension

The project logo U-5707 Gillis Hill Road Extension

Preliminary Engineering Studies have restarted for this project.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to extend Gillis Hill Road approximately 1.5 miles on new alignment to create a four-lane, median-divided facility in Hoke County as STIP Project U-5707. The project begins on Rockfish Road in the vicinity of Westfield Drive/Eastfield Drive and ends on Gillis Hill Road near Celtic Drive. The project will connect with U-5798 and U-5857 to create a four-lane corridor through the Rockfish community. The combined projects will include traffic signals at key intersections and a grade-separated crossing of the active Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad line.

Vicinity Map:


Purpose and Need:

The Gillis Hill Road Extension would provide a new route and allow traffic to avoid the existing at-grade crossing of the Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad line at Lindsay, Rockfish, and Phillipi Church Roads. This unsignalized intersection is difficult to navigate safely during peak travel times, and traffic delays are common for the heavy left turning movements from Phillipi Church Road and Lindsay Road onto Rockfish Road. The proposed new alignment roadway is anticipated to carry between 15,500 and 22,500 vehicles per day, alleviating future congestion on adjacent facilities. 

Options Considered

Two options were initially evaluated for managing future traffic in the Gillis Hill Road Extension corridor.

• Building a two-lane roadway with stop controls (signalized and unsignalized) at key intersections
• Building to a four-lane, median-divided roadway with traffic signals and turn lanes in key locations

A traffic forecast was completed (Year 2040 traffic volumes) and an operations analysis was conducted to compare the two concepts in regard to maintaining acceptable levels of service.
The analysis indicated that the four-lane concept will be the most effective option for managing the 2040 projected traffic volumes. The proposed design recommendations for projects U-5798 and U-5857 will widen both Gillis Hill Road and Rockfish Road to four-lane, median-divided facilities as well.

 Following the traffic operations analysis and the selection of the four-lane Concept as recommended, NCDOT decided to evaluate two four-lane design Concepts for U-5707. 


Concept 1:

  • Four-lane divided facility on new location, west of the central Rockfish community, beginning on Rockfish Road in the vicinity of Westfield Drive/Eastfield Drive and ending on Gillis Hill Road south of Celtic Drive
  • Includes a grade-separated rail crossing and interchange with Phillipi Church Road near School Drive
  • School Drive would be closed at the existing at-grade rail crossing 
  • Rockfish Road would remain open at the existing at-grade rail crossing Lindsay Road

Map of Concept 1

Concept 2:

  • Four-lane divided facility on new location aligning Rockfish Road and Lindsay Road
  • Includes a grade-separated rail crossing 
  • School Drive would remain open at the existing at-grade rail crossing
  • Rockfish Road would be closed at the existing at-grade rail crossing
  • Lindsay Road would end in a cul-de-sac north of the rail line
  • Two new connections from the new alignment roadway to Rockfish Road would be provided, one on each side of the rail line

Map of Concept 2

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Public Involvement

Public Meetings

A public meeting was held on April 23, 2019 in Rockfish to obtain stakeholder and public input regarding the project's design.  



   April 23, 2019


   Tabernacle Baptist Church

   3219 Lindsay Road


  End Time

  4 p.m. - 7 p.m.



Public Meeting Maps:

Concept 1

Concept 2




Project Funding

This project is listed as Project U-5707 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $6.5 million.



 Estimated Amount*

   Property Acquisition  $       867,000
   Construction  $    5,677,000
   Total Cost  $    6,544,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on NCDOT STIP.


Project Timeline



  Public Meeting  

       April 2019

  Environmental Document      Summer 2019 
  Right of Way Acquisition          March 2020
  Construction Begins         March 2022

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change



April Annis

Project Manager

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1582 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1582




Comments may be submitted below, via phone, email (, or U.S. Mail to the Project Manager listed above, or at any meeting. 

All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submission method. 

All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations

incorporated into designs where feasible.   


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.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                       Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                   Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

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