U-6203: N.C. 210 Improvements - Johnston County
U-6203: N.C. 210 Improvements - Johnston County
Project Study Area Map
This map is for reference only and is a representation of the general project area.
The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes lane and intersection improvements to N.C. 210 between N.C. 50 and Raleigh Road (S.R. 1330) in Johnston County. The purpose of the project is to improve existing and future traffic congestion along the N.C. 210 corridor. This project is listed as Project U-6203 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program.
Project U-6203 proposes the following improvements:
- Widen N.C. 210 from two to four travel 11-foot lanes between N.C. 50 and Raleigh Road
- Improve intersections at N.C. 50, Pleasant Coates Road, Raleigh Road
- Improve driveway to McGee’s Crossroads Elementary and Middle Schools
- Reconfigure the I-40 (Exit 319) interchange
The proposed roadway typical section along N.C. 210 includes four 11-foot travel lanes with a raised median and five-foot paved shoulders.
To improve traffic operations and safety, Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) design components (also known as a superstreet) are proposed throughout the project corridor.
In addition to the widening of N.C. 210, roadway design alternatives are currently under consideration at two locations along the project corridor. These include:
NC 50 Intersection
Alternatives 1 and 3: Quadrant Left Turn
This option would construct a quadrant road on new location in the northeastern corner of the intersection with N.C. 50. Quadrant roads help to improve operational efficiency at congested intersections by moving the left turns away from the main intersection and allowing a two–phase signal at the main intersection, enabling fewer stoppages and more ‘green time’ for thru-traffic. The driveway to McGee’s Crossroads Elementary and Middle Schools would also be realigned to tie into the new signalized quadrant road intersection approximately 1,100 feet east of the N.C. 50 intersection.
Alternatives 2 and 4: Median U-Turn
Like the quadrant road option, this alternative would permit through and right-turn movements at N.C. 210 and redirect left-turn movements away from the main intersection. To turn left on N.C. 210, drivers along N.C. 50 would first turn right and then utilize signalized U-turn areas to turn around. By removing most of the crossing conflicts, the design typically results in less severe crashes and can accommodate more traffic volume without increased delays. Median U-turn intersection designs can reduce travel time during peak conditions and increase travel speed on congested corridors.
Alternatives 1 and 4: Diverging Diamond Interchange
This option would reconstruct the interchange at I-40 as a Diverging Diamond Interchange. A diverging diamond interchange allows two directions of traffic to temporarily cross to the left side of the road. When driving through a diverging diamond interchange, motorists proceed through a traffic signal at the entrance to the interchange and simply follow their lane to the opposite side of the roadway. A diverging diamond interchange allows free-flowing turns when entering and exiting an interstate, eliminating the left turn against oncoming traffic and limiting the number of traffic signal phases. It moves high volumes of traffic through an intersection without increasing the number of lanes and traffic signals. It is easy to navigate, eliminates last-minute lane changes, and provides better sight distance at turns, resulting in fewer crashes.
Alternatives 2 and 3: Reduced Conflict Intersection
This option would retain the existing diamond configuration at I-40 while introducing Reduced Conflict Intersection components along N.C. 210 in the vicinity of the interchange. Like the Median U-turn at N.C. 50, drivers exiting I-40 to N.C. 210 would be required to turn right at the main intersection. To travel the other direction along N.C. 210, drivers would then utilize signalized U-turn bulbs to turn around outside of the interchange area. Reduced Conflict Intersection designs allow for fewer phases at traffic signals, which in turn increases the amount of traffic that can be accommodated without delays. They have also been shown to reduce crash rates and improve safety.
Download/View All Project Maps
- Map 1: Alternative 1 - Quadrant Left at N.C. 210 and N.C. 50 Intersection
- Map 2: Alternative 1 - Diverging Diamond Interchange at N.C. 210 and I-40 Interchange
- Map 3: Alternative 2 - Median U-turns at N.C. 210 and N.C. 50 Intersection
- Map 4: Alternative 2 - Reduced Conflict Intersections at N.C. 210 and I-40 Interchange
- Map 5: Alternative 3 - Quadrant Left at N.C. 210 and N.C. 50 Intersection
- Map 6: Alternative 3 - Reduced Conflict Intersections at N.C. 210 and I-40 Interchange
- Map 7: Alternative 4 - Median U-turns at N.C. 210 and N.C. Intersection
- Map 8: Alternative 4 - Diverging Diamond Interchange at N.C. 210 and I-40 Interchange
A video explaining how to read a public hearing or meeting map can be viewed below. The video contains information on colors and symbols used.
Initial field surveys to identify environmental resources were conducted within the project area from late 2021 through early 2022. An informational project newsletter was mailed to residents and business owners in the project vicinity in September 2022. The development of functional roadway designs is ongoing. A Public Meeting will be held in late 2022 to present roadway design alternatives under consideration and gather feedback on the proposed improvements.
Tuesday, December 13th
Public Open House: 5pm - 7pm
McGee's Crossroads Middle School
13353 N.C. 210, Benson
* Costs are preliminary and subject to change
Public Meeting 1
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development.
The public is encouraged to leave comments using this website, email, or phone number:
Email: [email protected]
Phone Number: 601-300-5186 enter project code 5122
The comment period for this project closes on January 13, 2023.
NCDOT Highway Division 4
Division Project Manager
PO Box 3165
Wilson, NC 27895
601-300-5186 code 5122
Brian Yamamoto, PE
Consultant Project Manager
PO Box 33127
Raleigh, NC 27636
601-300-5186 code 5122
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RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS
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