The N.C. Department of Transportation is developing plans to relocate a portion of N.C. 119 – from I-85/40 to Mrs. White Lane – to help reduce congestion in downtown Mebane.
The project is divided into two sections for construction:
Section A extends from the N.C. 119 interchange with I-85/40 north to Mebane Rogers Road.
Section B begins at Mebane Rogers Road and ends near Mrs. White Lane.
N.C. 119 in Alamance County provides a primary regional north-south route between I-85/40 south of Mebane and U.S. 58 in southern Virginia, and it also provides north-south access to downtown Mebane.
The route winds through downtown Mebane on Fifth Street, U.S. 70 and First Street. Motorists – as well as responding emergency vehicles – experience congestion and must cross a busy railroad crossing, which is part of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Study Corridor.
The town is also experiencing large amounts of growth and is expected to continue growing, adding more traffic volume to downtown. The current route will not serve the anticipated traffic demands by 2025 and would cause travel delays.
This project is listed as Project U-3109 A & B in the
N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $109.9 million. The project is divided in two sections for funding.
|Project development and design||$7,200,000 |
|Project development and design||$1,000,000|
*Estimated costs subject to change