The N.C. Department of Transportation relocated a portion of N.C. 119 – from Interstate 85/40 to Mrs. White Lane – to reduce traffic congestion in downtown Mebane.
The project was divided into two sections for construction:
Section A extended from the N.C. 119 interchange with I-85/40 north to Mebane Rogers Road.
Section B began at Mebane Rogers Road and ended 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 – and responding emergency vehicles – experienced congestion and a busy railroad crossing, which is part of the Southeast High-Speed Rail Study Corridor.
The town also experienced large amounts of growth and is expected to continue growing, adding more traffic volume to downtown. The former route did not serve the anticipated traffic demands and by 2025 it would have caused additional traffic 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