Public Meeting

5-7 P.M.

Feb. 16, 2023

Hope Community Church

2080 East Williams Street

Apex

History 

The Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) law includes a provision for a funding allocation to local governments based on funding contributed by the local government to transportation projects or revenue from tolling. This bonus allocation can be used to fund the construction of other eligible highway projects.

Early in 2020, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) received notice from NCDOT that there would be a bonus allocation to CAMPO from the N.C. 540 (toll road) project. This project, at the intersection of N.C. 55 and Technology Drive/East Williams Street, was one of several selected by CAMPO for the bonus allocation funding. NCDOT began project development work for the project in early 2021.

Project Overview

Project HL-0007 proposes to convert the intersection of N.C. 55 with Technology Drive and East Williams Street to a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI). The project will maximize the efficiency of the intersection and traffic carrying capacity of the project area. The RCI concept eliminates left turns at the intersection and subsequently improves safety.    

 

Reduced Conflict Intersections

The most common type of reduced conflict intersection design eliminates left turns from side roads onto busy main roads.

Raised medians direct traffic from the side road into turning right. When there is a safe opening in traffic, drivers enter the flow of traffic on the main route. To go the other direction, or cross the highway, they pull into a dedicated lane – typically les​s than 1,000 feet away – ​and make a U-turn. There may be a traffic signal at this location.

 

Project Map

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Six travel lanes (3 in each direction)

23-foot median

Curb and Gutter

5-foot sidewalk and 10-foot side path

Question title


Do you have questions or comments on the proposed typical section for N.C. 55 NORTH of Technology Drive/E. Williams Street?

Closed for Comments

Six travel lanes (3 in each direction)

46-foot median

4-foot inside paved shoulder

10-foot outside paved shoulder

Question title


Do you have questions or comments on the proposed typical section for N.C. 55 SOUTH of Technology Drive/E. Williams Street?


Four travel lanes (two in each direction)

23-foot median

Curb and Gutter

5-foot sidewalk and 10-foot side path


 

Question title


Do you have questions or comments on the proposed typical section for Technology Drive/E. Williams Street?

Question title

If you would like to be added to the project contact list for email notification of project updates please provide your email.

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Do you have questions or comments on the proposed overall project?

Closed for Comments

Project Funding

 

 Estimated Amount*

   Right-Of-Way Acquisition

  $    4.9 Million

    Utilities  $    2.9 Million

   Construction

  $   29.5 Million

   Total Cost

  $   37.3 Million

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

Project Timeline

 Milestone

    Date*

  Public Meeting  

     February 16, 2023

  Environmental Document      Fall 2023
  Right of Way Acquisition          Fall 2023
  Construction Begins        Spring 2025

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change.

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION 

John W. Braxton, PE

Project Manager

NCDOT Highway Division 5

1573 Mail Service Center

 Raleigh, NC  27699-1573

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION 

Steve Brown, PE

Consulltant Project Manager 

Mead and Hunt

111 East Hargett Street, Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27601

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS

Comments may be submitted below, via phone, (984-205-6615  enter code 7595)  email (NC55-Technology-Williams@PublicInput.com), 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.   

To be included in this phase of project decvelopment, comments were submitted by March 2, 2023

 

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

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