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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: $11.4 M
    • Property Acquisition Start: 2019
    • Start Date: 2020
    • Completion Date: 2022
    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

    For the proposed project, the N.C. Department of Transportation evaluated various design options – referred to as alternatives – that included widening N.C. 62 to three or four lanes.

    Under the recommended alternative, N.C. 62 would be widened to four lanes divided by a raised median. The design would also include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

    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.

    Public Involvement

    The N.C. Department of Transportation held a public meeting on April 26, 2018 to get input about the proposed widening of N.C. 62 from Ramada Road to U.S. 70 in Burlington.

    The following materials were available at the meeting:

    The public can also submit comments until May 26, 2018 either online or by mailing them to:

    Diane Wilson
    N.C. Department of Transportation
    1598 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

    Project Funding

    Improvements to N.C. 62 from Ramada Road to U.S. 70 are listed in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program as Project U-5844 and funded for $11.4 million.

    Estimated Amount*
    Project development & design $500,000
    Property acquisition $1,900,000
    Construction costs $9,000,000
    Total cost $11,400,000

    * Estimated costs are subject to change.

    Project Timeline

    Milestone Dates*
    Environmental studies begin Spring 2016
    Public workshop Spring 2017
    Public meeting April 26, 2018
    Environmental document approved April 26, 2018
    Right of way acquisition begins August 2019
    Construction begins November 2020

    * Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

    Project Documents

    May 15, 2017 Public Meeting Materials

    Contact Information

    Chris Smitherman, P.E. Division Design Construction Engineer NCDOT Division 7 (336) 487-0075 Send a message
    Diane Wilson Public Involvement Officer (919) 707-6073 Send a message 1598 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

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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.