Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing roadway improvements at the intersection of Ten-Ten Road (S.R. 1010) and Bells Lake Road (S.R. 1386)/Graham Newton Road (S.R. 1386).  The purpose of this project is to relieve congestion and improve traffic operations to an acceptable level of service. 

The project proposes to widen the existing signalized intersection to allow for a 12-foot wide dedicated left-turn lane to be added to each leg of the intersection.   

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Project 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 project. This intersection project was one of several selected by CAMPO for the bonus allocation funding. NCDOT began project development work in early 2021.

Project Funding


 Estimated Cost*

   Property Acquisition  $       300,000 
   Utilities   $                --  
   Construction Costs  $    3,000,000 
   Total Cost  $    3,300,000 

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

Project Timeline



  Environmental Document     November 2022  
  Right of Way Acquisition BeginsApril 2023  
  Construction BeginsMay 2025  

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Matthew Nolfo

Project Manager

NCDOT Highway Division 5

1575 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  2799-1575

(984) 205-6615  Code 4101

   John Twisdale, Jr.,  PE, CPM

Consultant Project Manager

TGS Engineers

706 Hillsborough Street, Ste 200

Raleigh, NC  27603

(984) 205-6615  Code 4101  



Comments may be submitted below, via phone (984-205-6615   Code 4101) , email (, or U.S. Mail to the Project Manager listed above. 

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

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.  

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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