Project Highlights:

The purpose of the proposed project is to decrease congestion and enhance mobility.

The improvements include:

  • Improving U.S. 1 from appoximately 200 feet south to about 1,800 feet north of the U.S. 74 interchange in Rockingham,
  • A raised median along U.S. 1. with designated left-lanes from the U.S. 74 interchange north to Springdale Drive (S.R. 1187); and
  • A U-turn bulb (to accommodate trucks) just south of Belle Drive.
  • Two roundabouts on U.S. 1 - U.S. 74 eastbound and westbound ramp intersection.

Public Involvement

Due to COVID-19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings.  Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format on this website. The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the proposed concept shown below

Comments were due by March 23, 2020


Public Meeting Map 2020:

I-5979-Public meeting map_US1_and_US74_interchange



Project Overview Video





How to Read Public Meeting and Hearing Maps

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.


Roundabouts in North Carolina



Project Funding

This project is listed as Project I-5979 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation  Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $15.3 million. 



 Estimated Amount*

  Utilities Relocation

$ 500,000

  Right of Way Acquisition

$ 2,800,000



  Total Cost


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

**Total cost includes approximately $1,100,000 in previous years spending. 

Project Timeline



  Public Meeting

 March 2021

 Complete Environmental Document 

 May 2021

  Utility Relocation

August 2023

 Right of Way Acquisition

 FY 2021

 Begin Construction

February 2025

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments:

All comments will be taken into consideration, regardless of submittal method.

Comments were submitted by March 23, 2020.  


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Greg Davis

Project Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 8

121 DOT Drive

Carthage, NC  28327



Tim Goins

Project Consultant


940 Main Campus Drive, Suite 500

Raleigh, NC  27606



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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