Project Overview and Purpose
Planning is underway to widen about a mile of N.C. 62 (Alamance Road) from Ramada Road to U.S. 70 (Church Street) in Burlington.
N.C. 62 is currently two lanes through most of the proposed project area and serves numerous businesses, residents and commuters. Widening the highway, as well as other improvements, would improve traffic flow, help relieve congestion and support regional mobility and accessibility. Once complete, it would also be able to better accommodate bicyclists and pedestrians and enhance safety for all roadway users.
These goals reflect the community vision for the roadway reflected in regional transportation plans.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is evaluating various design options – referred to as alternatives – that include widening N.C. 62 to three or four lanes.
NCDOT is also proposing a raised median as well as bicycle and pedestrian accommodations with the four-lane alternatives.
Several existing intersections along the corridor could also be improved under the project.
The development and evaluation of project alternatives involve studying traffic and crash rates, getting input from the public and examining the potential environmental impact an alternative might have on the community and environment.
The Burlington-Graham Metropolitan Planning Organization's Comprehensive Transportation Plan (released in 2011) and the Long-Range Transportation Plan (released in 2007) identify the need for widening N.C. 62 to four lanes from I-40/I-85 to U.S. 70.
The project is in the early stages of planning, design and environmental studies, which were initiated in early 2016.
Project News Releases
- Currently, no recent news releases.
NCDOT held a public workshop on May 15, 2017, to receive comments from the public on the proposed widening of N.C. 62 (Alamance Road) from Ramada Road to U.S. 70 (Church Street).
Workshop participants viewed a brief presentation, reviewed informational boards and participated in guided activities to provide specific feedback on community resources and use of the N.C. 62 corridor.
The following materials were available for the public to view:
The opportunity to provide written comments was provided at the meeting, and comments were requested to be submitted by June 2, 2017.
Improvements to N.C. 62 from Ramada Road to U.S. 70 are listed in the N.C. Department of Transportation's current State Transportation Improvement Program as Project U-5844.
|Project Development & Design
* Estimated costs are subject to change.
|Environmental studies begin
|Environmental document approved
|Right of way acquisition begins
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
Chris Smitherman, P.E.
Division Design Construction
NCDOT Division 7
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Resources for Local Property Owners
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.