The NCDOT proposes to relocate N.C. 119 in Mebane from I-85/40 to the existing N.C. 119 near Mrs. White Lane (SR 1918) in Alamance County
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 at existing N.C. 119 near Mrs. White Lane.
News and Updates
Updated February 2015
NCDOT is contacting property owners who live or own property along Section A of the project to negotiate right of way acquisition.
No planning or design activities are occurring at this time. The final plans are complete. Right-of-way acquisition for Section A is underway, and Section B will begin on a date to be determined by the STI project reprioritization process. For more information on the STI reprioritization process, go to: http://www.ncdot.gov/strategictransportationinvestments/
Project Overview and Purpose
N.C. 119 in Alamance County serves the dual functions of providing the primary regional north-south route between I-85 south of Mebane and US 58 in southern Virginia as well as providing north-south access to downtown Mebane. The project is needed to address the following existing and anticipated conditions:
- The City of Mebane is experiencing large amounts of growth and is anticipated to continue growing. According to the travel demand model for the Burlington-Graham Urban Area, existing N.C. 119, which is routed along a circuitous route through the town of Mebane on Fifth Street, US 70, and First Street, will not serve the anticipated future traffic for 2025. The existing and anticipated future traffic congestion along N.C. 119 would cause travel delays, increase the potential for accidents, and contribute to increased noise and air pollution.
- Motorists and emergency vehicles may not be able to get to all parts of town without experiencing train delays at existing at-grade railroad crossings, specifically Fifth Street and US 70. In addition, the railroad line that runs through the City of Mebane is part of the Southeast High Speed Rail Study Corridor.
- Currently, within the Alamance County Urban Area, few primary north/south routes exist and there are few circumferential roads in Mebane. Due to Mebane's convenient location to the Triangle and the Triad, existing N.C. 119 also serves commuter traffic for people working outside of Mebane and Alamance County.
Environmental Impact Statements
Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements for the project were completed in 2007 and 2009 respectively. They document the project’s purpose and need, the alternatives considered and their impacts to area communities and cultural and natural resources, coordination with the public, and local, state and federal agency input.
DEIS and Section 4f documents
FEIS and Section 4f documents
The Federal Highway Administration approved the Record of Decision (ROD) for the N.C.119 Relocation project on December 22, 2009. This is the final decision document, approving the selected alternative (Alternative 9), and specifying commitments made during the project planning process to mitigate impacts to various resources.
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Resources for Local Property Owners
In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.