Widening Amboy and Meadow roads is included in the French Broad River’s 2040 Comprehensive Transportation Plan, with a recommendation for a four-lane ”Urban/Suburban Avenue” cross section. The recommended speed limit is 45 mph.
Lyman Road Project
The proposed work is part of the Wilma Dykeman Riverway Master Plan (State Transportation Improvement Program Project U-5019). This project includes improvements to Lyman Road, which intersects Amboy Road at Meadow Road.
In 2013, NCDOT completed an environmental analysis document for improvements to Lyman Road. The preferred design option – also referred to as the preferred alternative – is a two-lane cross section that provides sidewalks, multi-use paths and planted medians, as per the Wilma Dykeman Riverway Master Plan. The recommended speed limit is 25 mph.
This two-lane alternative was chosen due to constraints, including the French Broad River and the Norfolk Southern rail system, and to provide for safer transportation for bicycles and pedestrians.
Because of similar goals and constraints, cross section features proposed as part of the Lyman Road project will also be considered on the Amboy Road and Meadow Road widening project.