Project Overview:

U-5975: The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing improving U.S. 1/U.S. 15/US 501 to a Reduced Conflict Intersection, sometimes called Synchronized Street, from U.S. 15/US 501 (White Hill Road)/Rocky Fork Church Road (S.R. 1179) to north of Bryan Drive (S.R. 1198).  The left turns from Lark Lane, Arthur Maddox Road, Chris Cole Road, Hickory House Road, McDaniel Drive, and Bryan Drive to U.S. 1-15-501 would be eliminated. The left turns from U.S. 1-15-501 to White Hill Road/Rocky Fork Church Road would be eliminated. Median openings with bulb outs to accommodate U-turn movements are proposed approximately 600 to 1,000 feet from each intersection.

U-5727: The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing improvements to the intersection of U.S. 1 / U.S. 15 / U.S. 501 and N.C. 78 (Tramway Road). The improvements include the upgrade of U.S. 1-15-501 to a Synchronized Street from south of Bryan Drive (S.R. 1198) to north of Carthage Street (S.R. 1237) and the relocation of Tramway Road. The purpose of the proposed project is to reduce congestion on U.S. 1-15-501 at the  N.C. 78 (Tramway Road) / Center Church Road and Pendergrass Road intersections.

 

Project Highlights:

  • U-5727 Alternative 1 will relocate Tramway Road (N.C. 78) to a new alignment, moving West from Bruce Coggins Road between the VA Outpatient Clinic and the Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center, and will intersect US 1/15-501 across from the existing Pendergrass Road intersection. The existing stretch of Tramway Road from US 1/15-501 to Marketplace Drive will tie into the realigned Tramway Road behind the VA Outpatient Clinic. This will be a reduced conflict intersection design and only right turns will be permitted where the two new alignments of Tramway Road meet. A newly constructed U-turn bulb approximately 1000 feet east in front of the Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center will allow movement to the west on the newly realigned Tramway Road toward US 1/15-501. A section of Tramway Road, from the Westfield Health Center to Marketplace Drive, will be used as a service road with a cul-de-sac for property access just east of Marketplace Drive.

  • U-5727 Alternative 2  will relocate Tramway Road from approximately 2000 feet east of Bruce Coggins Road, moving west behind the VA Outpatient Clinic and the Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center, to connect to U.S. 1/15-501 at the Pendergrass Road intersection. The existing stretch of Tramway Road from U.S. 1/15-501 will tie into the realigned Tramway Road approximately 1000 feet east of Bruce Coggins Road. This will be a reduced conflict intersection design and only right turns will be permitted where the two new alignments of Tramway Road meet.

  • The proposed relocation of Tramway Road to the Pendergrass Road and U.S. 1-15-501 intersection would improve congestion at the existing Tramway Road and  U.S. 1-15-501 intersection, and provide a new U.S. 1-15-501 intersection with improved alignment and turn movements.

 

Project History

U-5975: The section of U-5975 along U.S. 1-15-501 was identified in the Lee County Comprehensive Transportation Plan as a highway needing improvement.

U-5727: The section of U-5727 in Lee County near the City of Sanford was identified as a Primary Project in the Lee County Comprehensive Transportation Plan and supports the North Carolina Transportation Network and Strategic Transportation Corridors improvement strategies.

Project overview videos:

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Public Input:

Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format.The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the project

The comment period for this portion of project development closes on Oct. 29, 2021.

Project Funding: U-5975                                          

This project is listed in the N.C. Department of Transportation State Transportation Improvement Program as Project No. U-5975 and is funded for $21.5 million.  

 Activity

Estimated Amount*

 Property Acquisition

$ 4,071,150

 Utility Relocation

$ 2,708,000

 Construction

$ 13,900,000 

  Total Cost

$ 20,679,000 

 

*Estimated costs are subject to change.

 

Project Timeline: U-5975

 

 

 

Milestone

    Date*

 Environmental Document

Spring 2022

 Right of Way Acquisition

 Fall 2024

 Utility Relocations Begins

Fall 2023

 Start of Construction 

Fall 2025

 Anticipated Construction Completion

Fall 2028

 

*Future dates are subject to change.

Project Funding: U-5727                                          

This project is listed in the N.C. Department of Transportation State Transportation Improvement Program as Project No. U-5727 and is funded for $29.57 million.  

 Activity

Alternative 1 

Estimated Amount*

Alternative 2 

Estimated Amount*

 Property Acquisition

$ 11,735,500

$ 5,927,000

 Utility Relocation

$ 860,000

$ 860,000

  Construction

$ 16,200,00

$ 17,300,000 

  Total Cost

$ 28,795,500

$ 24,087,500 

 

* Estimated costs are subject to change. 

 

Project Timeline: U-5727

 

 

 

Milestone

    Date*

 Environmental Document

Spring 2022

 Right of Way Acquisition

 Fall 2024

 Utility Relocations Begins

Fall 2023

 Start of Construction 

Fall 2025

 Anticipated Construction Completion

Fall 2028

 

*  Future dates are subject to change.

Comments:

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method  

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Project Contact Information:

Jeffrey Stroder

NCDOT Highway Division 8 

 Project Engineer

121 DOT Drive

Carthage, NC 28327

 (855) 925-2801   Code 8173

Project Consultant Information:

Michael Burns

STEWART

Project Manager 

223 S. West Street, Suite 1100

Raleigh, NC 27603

(855) 925-2801   Code 8173

Project Email Address: [email protected]

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.  

 

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