Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to widen U.S. 13 (Memorial Drive) from N.C. 42 (S. Academy Street) to Peachtree Street in Ahoskie, Hertford County.

The purpose of the proposed project is to improve mobility and travel conditions along U.S. 13 (Memorial Drive) within the project limits and improve access to the local area.

The project proposes to widen U.S. 13 (Memorial Drive) to a three-lane facility with a new bridge over the North Carolina and Virginia Railroad. The three-lane typical section would include two 14-foot travel lanes, one in each direction, one 12-foot two-way left turn lane, curb and gutter along the outside travel lanes, and a 10- foot grass shoulder on either side of the roadway. The new bridge would include a 5-foot, 6-inch sidewalk on both sides of the roadway.

Project Map

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Project Map: Proposed Improvements to U.S. 13 from N.C. 42 to Peachtree Street

A video providing information on how to read a public meeting map can be accessed here.



Proposed Roundabout at the intersection of U.S. 13 (Memorial Drive) and N.C. 42 (S. Academy Street)




Additional Information about Roundabouts

The N.C. Department of Transportation builds roundabouts to improve safety for drivers,​ pedestrians and bicyclists. They also help reduce the congestion and backups more typical of traditional intersections with stop signs and traffic signals.  A driver generally enters the roundabout more quickly than if waiting at a traffic signal. In addition, the modern roundabout is much smaller than older traffic circles and requires vehicles to travel at lower speeds (15-20 mph), making them safer than traffic circles. Additionally, the slower speeds make it easier for a driver to find a gap of traffic inside the roundabout before safely entering it.​

To view information on how to navigate roundabouts in North Carolina click here.

Project Funding:



 Funded Costs*

  Right-of-Way Acquisition

$   2,575,000


$    2,000,000


$  10,200,000

  Prior Years Cost

$       750,000


$  15,525,000

        *Funded costs are subject to change. 

Project Timeline:




Public Meeting

Dec. 2022

Environmental Document

Mar.  2023

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

July  2023

Construction Begins

June 2025

         *Future dates subject to change. 


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all planning, design, and construction phases of project development.

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

Comments for consideration during the current phase of project development were submitted by January 6, 2023.


Roger Bullock

Divison Project Manager

NCDOT Highway Division 1

113 Airport Drive

Edenton, NC  27932


Aileen Mayhew, PE

Consultant Project Manager

Mott MacDonald

7621 Purfoy Road, Suite 115

Fuquay-Varina, NC  27526


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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