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NC 62 Widening

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Project Fast Facts
  • Status: Projects Under Development
  • County: Alamance
  • Type of Project: Widening
  • STIP Number: U-5844
  • Estimated Cost: $7.6 million
  • Property Acquisition Start: Early 2018
  • Start Date: 2019
  • Completion Date: 2021
NC 62 Widening

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.

Project Highlights

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.

Project History

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

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Public Involvement

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.

Project Cost

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.

Estimated Amount*
Project Development & Design $500,000
Property Acquisition $1.9 million
Construction Costs $5.2 million
Total Cost $7.6 million

* Estimated costs are subject to change.

Project Timeline

Milestone Dates*
Environmental studies begin Spring 2016
Public workshop Spring 2017
Environmental document approved Fall 2017
Public meeting Fall 2017
Right of way acquisition begins Early 2018
Construction begins 2019

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Contact Information

Dewayne Sykes KCI Associates (919) 278-2504 Send a message
Chris Smitherman, P.E. Division Design Construction Engineer NCDOT Division 7 (336) 487-0075 Send a message

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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.