Project Overview:

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to extend Ranch Road on new location between U.S. 70 Business and Little Creek Church Road and to re-align the intersection of Ranch Road and Little Creek Church Road. The project addresses the lack of a direct connection between the N.C. 42 East and U.S. 70 Bypass.  

Proposed Improvements: 

  • Extend Ranch Road on new location between U.S. 70 Business and Little Creek Church Road

  • Improve the intersection of Little Creek Road and Ranch Road

Public Input:

Due to Covid 19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings.  Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format on this website beginning November 10, 2020. The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the proposed alternatives concepts below. 

Comments were submitted by December 11, 2020

Project Overview Video

Learn about the Ranch Road Extension project by watching the video below. 


Public Meeting Map:

Map Ranch Road from Little Creek Church Road to U.S. 70 Business

 A video explaining how to read a public hearing or meeting map can be viewed below. The video contains information on colors used and symbology.


Project Funding:                                           

This project is listed in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as Project No. U-6223 and is funded for $8.4 million.  


 Estimated Amount*

  Right-of-Way and Utilities




  Total Cost



* Estimated costs are subject to change.

**Prior year cost.

Project Timeline:



 Complete Preliminary Design

 Fall 2020

 Environmental Document 

 January 2021

 Begin Right-of-Way Acquisition

March 2021

 Bid Opening

July 2022

 Construction Begins  

 November 2022


* The STIP is being amended to reflect these dates and the STIP is anticipated to be revised by January 2021

Project History: 

  • June 2019 – The project was added to STIP at request of the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO)
  • January 2020 - Contingency funds from state legislature received to cover the required 20% match
  • March 2020 - Simpson Engineers and Associates contracted to complete project planning and environmental document

Project Contact Information:

Addison Gainey, PE

NCDOT Division 4 Project Manager

P.O. Box 3165

Wilson, NC 27895

(252) 640-6400



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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