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Projects Under Construction

About Projects Under Construction
The projects in this section have been awarded contracts and are currently under construction. These projects are considered to be active work zones.

Bonner Bridge Replacement
Bonner Bridge Replacement STIP Number:B-2500
The Bonner Bridge Replacement Project will replace the existing bridge over Oregon Inlet in Dare County and provide for the long-term retention of N.C. 12 between Oregon Inlet and Rodanthe.
East End Connector
East End Connector STIP Number:U-0071
The East End Connector will provide a direct connection between the Durham Freeway (NC 147) and US 70 (Miami Boulevard)
Fayetteville Outer Loop
Fayetteville Outer Loop STIP Number:U-2519DA, U-2519CB, U-2519CA, U-2519BB, U-2519AB, U-2519BA, U-2519AA
The Fayetteville Outer Loop will improve vehicle capacity and relieve congestion along the I-295 Corridor as well as connect Fort Bragg to the Strategic I-95 Corridor and enhance mobility options for the military.
Future I-73
Future I-73 STIP Number:I-5110 / R-2413AB
Work involves building a 9.4-mile, four-lane interstate that begins at the Joseph M. Bryan Boulevard/Airport Parkway interchange and ends south of U.S. 220 near the Haw River. A taxiway bridge at Piedmont Triad International Airport will be built over the future I-73.
Greensboro Urban Loop
Greensboro Urban Loop STIP Number:U-2524, U-2525
The Greensboro Urban Loop which is the proposed I-785/I-840 will help improve congestion on existing I-40, particularly in the area where I-40, I-85 Business and U.S. Routes 29, 70, 220 and 421 all run concurrently.
I-40 and I-77 Interchange Statesville
I-40 and I-77 Interchange Statesville STIP Number:I-3819A
The I-40 and I-77 interchange in Statesville is a critical intersection of North Carolina. Built in the late 1960s, the current configuration has outlived its original purpose.
I-40/I-440 Rebuild Project - FORTIFY
I-40/I-440 Rebuild Project - FORTIFY STIP Number:I-5338, I-5311
The project will replace the pavement on I-40 between west of the Jones Franklin Road overpass and the exit for I-440/U.S. 64, and on I-440 between I-40/U.S. 64 and just north of U.S. 264 (Knightdale Bypass), add extra travel lanes and rehabilitate 14 bridges.
I-77 Express Lanes
I-77 Express Lanes STIP Number:I-3311C, I-5405, I-4750AA
The I-77 Express Lanes project involves improving 26 miles of I-77 from the Brookshire Freeway (Exit 11) in Mecklenburg County to N.C. 150 (Exit 36) in Iredell County with the inclusion of express lanes.
I-85 Widening and Improvements
I-85 Widening and Improvements STIP Number:I-3802A, I-3802B
Work involves adding four additional travel lanes (two in each direction) to approximately 8 miles of I-85 in Cabarrus and Rowan counties as well as replacing several bridges and improvements to interchanges in the area.
I-95 Diverging Diamond Interchange in Lumberton
I-95 Diverging Diamond Interchange in Lumberton STIP Number:I-4413
This project is necessary to increase safety and improve mobility on U.S. 301 over I-95 at in Lumberton. This project will construct two new bridges to replace the existing bridge over I-95.
Monroe Connector/Expressway
Monroe Connector/Expressway STIP Number:R-3329, R-2559
New location roadway from US 74 at I-485 in eastern Mecklenburg County to US 74 near the Town of Marshville in Union County.
N.C. 12 Pea Island Interim Bridge
N.C. 12 Pea Island Interim Bridge STIP Number:B-2500A
The interim Pea Island Bridge will replace a temporary metal bridge that was constructed on N.C. 12 to restore traffic following a breach caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
N.C. 86/South Columbia Street Widening
N.C. 86/South Columbia Street Widening STIP Number:U-0624
This multi-modal project will widen and enhance a section of N.C. 86/South Columbia Street in Chapel Hill from Purefoy Road to Manning Drive.
NC 73 Widening Project
NC 73 Widening Project STIP Number:R-2632AA
This project is necessary to widen N.C. 73 from two lanes to four lanes with center turn lanes from west if U.S. 21 to east of N.C. 115. Also, a quadrant left will be placed at the intersection of N.C. 73 and N.C. 21.
North Carolina Bridge Information
North Carolina Bridge Information STIP Number:None
The N.C. Department of Transportation currently maintains 12,712 bridges across North Carolina, ranking our state as 13th in the nation for the highest number of state-maintained bridges.
Salem Creek Connector
Salem Creek Connector STIP Number:U-2925
Work involves building a 1.1-mile four-lane road from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, south of Winston-Salem State University, to Rams Drive (formerly Stadium Drive) at the Piedmont Triad Research Park.
Triangle Expressway
Triangle Expressway STIP Number:R-2635, U-4763B
North Carolina's first toll road, the Triangle Expressway, is aimed at improving commuter mobility, accessibility and connectivity to western Wake County and Research Triangle Park while reducing congestion on the existing north-south routes that serve the Triangle Region, primarily N.C. 55 and N.C. 54.
U.S. 64 Asheboro Bypass
U.S. 64 Asheboro Bypass STIP Number:R-2536
Work involves building a 16.1-mile southern bypass of Asheboro – including a 1.7-mile stretch to provide better access to the North Carolina Zoo – to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow and safety.
U.S. 70 and Gallants Channel Bridge Improvements
U.S. 70 and Gallants Channel Bridge Improvements STIP Number:R-3307
Work involves replacing the existing bascule bridge on U.S. 70 over Gallants Channel, widening the highway to four lanes and building a bridge on Turner Street.
US 221 Widening
US 221 Widening STIP Number:R-2915 (sections A, B, C, D and E)
Widening of U.S. 221 from U.S. 421 in Watauga County to U.S. 221 Business/N.C. 88 in Jefferson from two to four lanes.
US 321 Improvements
US 321 Improvements STIP Number:R-2237C
The improvement of US 321 from SR 1500 (Blackberry Road) north to US 221 in Blowing Rock, which includes both widening and bypass alternatives.
US 74 Bypass (Shelby Bypass) Project
US 74 Bypass (Shelby Bypass) Project STIP Number:R-2707AA
The U.S. 74 Bypass, also known as the Shelby Bypass, includes constructing a four-lane divided highway built to interstate standards.
US 74 Widening/Improvements
US 74 Widening/Improvements STIP Number:U-209B
The purpose of the proposed project is to enhance mobility and improve traffic flow and safety in the Independence Boulevard corridor in east Charlotte.
Winston Salem Northern Beltway
Winston Salem Northern Beltway STIP Number:U-2579, R-2247
The entire Winston-Salem Northern Beltway, from US 158 southwest of the City to US 311 southeast of the City. Includes Western Section, Eastern Section, and Eastern Section Extension.
Wrightsville Beach Bridge
Wrightsville Beach Bridge
NCDOT is rehabilitating the bridge on U.S. 76/74 as you travel into Wrightsville Beach.

Projects In Development

About Projects In Development
Planning and/or design is underway for these projects. They are generally less than 10 years from right-of-way acquisition or construction. Planning includes examining multiple alternatives and analyzing environmental effects.

Not every project in development will receive funding for right of way or construction. However, planning studies indicate NCDOT is seriously considering implementing the project.

15th Street Improvements
15th Street Improvements STIP Number:U-5860
Proposed work involves installing a median and left-turn lanes on a 1.8-mile stretch of 15th Street – from U.S. 17 Business (Carolina Avenue) to U.S. 264 – in Washington.
Asheville I-26 Connector
Asheville I-26 Connector STIP Number:I-2513
The proposed I-26 Connector is a 7-mile interstate freeway that would connect I-26 from the I-26/I-40/I-240 interchange southwest of Asheville to U.S. 19/23/70 north of Asheville.
Big Mill Farm Road/Hopkins Road Improvements
Big Mill Farm Road/Hopkins Road Improvements STIP Number:U-5760
Proposed improvements include widening Big Mill Farm Road and Hopkins Road in Kernersville from Business 40/U.S. 421 to West Mountain Street (N.C. 66) and building an interchange at Business 40/U.S. 421.
Business 40
Business 40 STIP Number:U-2827B
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is beginning the project development studies for Business 40 (also known as I-40 Business) from west of 4th Street to east of Church Street in Winston-Salem.
C.F. Harvey Parkway Extension
C.F. Harvey Parkway Extension STIP Number:R-5703
Proposed work involves extending C.F. Harvey Parkway (N.C. 148) as a four-lane, median-divided freeway from N.C. 58 to N.C. 11 north of Kinston in Lenoir County.
Caldwell Street Widening Project
Caldwell Street Widening Project STIP Number:U-5104
Work involves widening South Caldwell Street in Brevard as well as replacing drainage structures and sidewalk.
Cape Fear Crossing
Cape Fear Crossing STIP Number:U-4738
Roadway improvements from U.S. 17 Bypass to U.S. 421, including a bridge over the Cape Fear River, in Brunswick and New Hanover counties.
Capital Boulevard Bridge Replacements
Capital Boulevard Bridge Replacements STIP Number:B-5121, B-5317
Work involves replacing two bridges in Raleigh – one on Capital Boulevard (U.S. 70/U.S. 401) over Peace Street and another on Wade Avenue over Capital Boulevard – that are classified as "structurally deficient."
Carolina Bays Parkway Extension
Carolina Bays Parkway Extension STIP Number:R-3436
The Carolina Bays Parkway Extension project involves developing of a new multi-lane limited-access highway that would extend the Carolina Bays Parkway (S.C. 31) from S.C. 9 in Horry County, S.C., across the North Carolina state line to U.S. 17 in Brunswick County.
Catawba Avenue Improvements
Catawba Avenue Improvements STIP Number:R-2555B
Proposed improvements include widening a 2.7-mile stretch of Catawba Avenue to four lanes and adding bicycle lanes and pedestrian walkways.
Complete 540
Complete 540 STIP Number:R-2721, R-2828, R-2829
The proposed “Complete 540” project, also known as the Southeast Extension, would extend the Triangle Expressway from the N.C. 55 Bypass in Apex to the U.S. 64/U.S. 264 Bypass in Knightdale, completing the 540 Outer Loop around the greater Raleigh area.
Evans Street/Old Tar Road Widening Project
Evans Street/Old Tar Road Widening Project STIP Number:U-2817
NCDOT proposes to widen Evans Street/Old Tar Road in Winterville and Greenville.
Fire Tower Road Proposed Extension
Fire Tower Road Proposed Extension STIP Number:U-5006
The North Carolina Department of Transportation proposes to extend Fire Tower Road (S.R. 1708) from the proposed Greenville Southwest Bypass to Memorial Drive (N.C. 11/903) in Pitt County, NC near the City of Greenville and the Town of Winterville.
Greenville Southwest Bypass Study
Greenville Southwest Bypass Study STIP Number:R-2250
NCDOT is preparing an engineering and environmental study to ease existing and anticipated traffic congestion on NC 11 (Memorial Drive) and Stantonsburg Road (SR 1467 and US 264 Business) through portions of Pitt County, Greenville.
I-26 Widening
I-26 Widening STIP Number:I-4400/I-4700
Proposed work involves widening to approximately 22.2 miles of I-26 from U.S. 25 near Hendersonville to I-40/I-240 south of Asheville.
I-40 Widening - Southeast Raleigh to Clayton Project
I-40 Widening - Southeast Raleigh to Clayton Project STIP Number:I-5111
The I-40 Widening - Southeast Raleigh to Clayton Project will focus on improving I-40 from the beltline in Raleigh, to NC 42 in Johnston County, by adding additional travel lanes to ease congestion throughout this section of I-40.
I-440 Improvements
I-440 Improvements STIP Number:U-2719
This project will widen I-440 East and West between north of Wade Avenue and south of Walnut Street.
I-485 Express Lanes
I-485 Express Lanes STIP Number:I-5507
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes improvements to add one express lane in each direction along I-485 from I-77 to U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) in Mecklenburg County. The project length is 17 miles.
Independence Boulevard Extension
Independence Boulevard Extension STIP Number:U-4434
Extension of SR 1209 (Independence Boulevard) from Randall Parkway to US 74 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway)
Liberty Road I-40 Interchange
Liberty Road I-40 Interchange STIP Number:I-4759
A proposed interchange at I-40 and Liberty Road in Candler will provide another access point to I-40 in western Buncombe County.
Long-Term Solutions for N.C. 12 Breaches
Long-Term Solutions for N.C. 12 Breaches STIP Number:B-2500 A,B
NCDOT is working to provide long-term solutions for the two breaches caused by Hurricane Irene in August 2011 along N.C. 12 on the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge and in Rodanthe.
Macy Grove Road Improvements Project
Macy Grove Road Improvements Project STIP Number:U-2800, U-4734
Work involves improvements and an extension to Macy Grove Road in Forsyth and Guilford counties.
Mid-Currituck Bridge Project
Mid-Currituck Bridge Project STIP Number:R-2576
The North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) proposes to build a toll bridge across Currituck Sound that would connect the mainland with the Outer Banks in Currituck County.
N.C. 12 Rodanthe Bridge
N.C. 12 Rodanthe Bridge STIP Number:B-2500B
A proposed bridge to replace a stretch of N.C. 12 in Rodanthe that is susceptible to breaches.
N.C. 150 Widening Improvements
N.C. 150 Widening Improvements STIP Number:R-2307 and I-5717
Proposed improvements on a 15-mile stretch of N.C. 150 in Catawba and Iredell counties include adding lanes, reconfiguring the interchange at I-77 and replacing several bridges.
NC 105 Widening Project
NC 105 Widening Project STIP Number:R-2566
The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to widen a 14.6 mile section of N.C. 105 from two lanes to four lanes with a raised grass median from U.S. 221 in Linville to N.C. 105 Bypass (State Road 1107) in Boone. N.C.
NC 109 Improvements
NC 109 Improvements STIP Number:R-2568C
Improvements to NC 109 from Old Greensboro Road (SR 1798) in Davidson County to I-40/US 311 in Forsyth County.
NC 119 Relocation Project
NC 119 Relocation Project STIP Number:U-3109
NCDOT proposes to relocate NC 119 in Mebane from I-85 to existing NC 119 near Mrs. White Lane (SR 1918) in Alamance County.
NC 12 Improvements South of Rodanthe
NC 12 Improvements South of Rodanthe STIP Number:R-4070 B; R-3116 A, B
NCDOT is working on proposed improvements to several sections of N.C. 12 on Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands in the Outer Banks.
Rea Road (SR 1316) Extension from Providence Road (NC 16) to Indian Trail-Waxhaw Road (SR 1008)
Rea Road (SR 1316) Extension from Providence Road (NC 16) to Indian Trail-Waxhaw Road (SR 1008) STIP Number:U-3467
NCDOT is proposing to extend Rea Road (SR 1316) from Providence Road (NC 16) east to Weddington Road (NC 84) on a new location, and then widen Weddington Road (NC 84) from the Rea Road Extension tie-in to Indian Trail-Waxhaw Road (SR 1008).
Topsail Island Bridge Replacement
Topsail Island Bridge Replacement STIP Number:B-4929
Build new bridge to replace the existing swing bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on NC 50 / 210 in Surf City.
U.S. 158 (Reidsville Road) Improvements
U.S. 158 (Reidsville Road) Improvements STIP Number:R-2577
Work on this project involves widening 18.8 miles of U.S. 158 from U.S. 421/Business 40 in Winston-Salem to U.S. 220 in Guilford County to improve motorist safety and to help traffic flow more efficiently.
U.S. 321 Widening from Hickory to Lenoir
U.S. 321 Widening from Hickory to Lenoir STIP Number:U-4700
Proposed work involves widening a 13.9-mile stretch of U.S. 321 to six lanes from U.S. 70 in Hickory to Southwest Boulevard in Lenoir.
U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass
U.S. 70 Havelock Bypass STIP Number:R-1015
The bypass will be a four-lane, median-divided highway that will provide a high-speed alternative to using existing U.S. 70 through Havelock, which is hampered by numerous traffic signals at intersecting side streets.
U.S. 74 Express Lanes: Conference Drive to I-485
U.S. 74 Express Lanes: Conference Drive to I-485 STIP Number:U-2509
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes to widen and add express lanes to Independence Boulevard (US 74) from Conference Drive in Charlotte to I-485 in Matthews. The project length is 6.3 miles.
U.S. 74 Express Lanes: I-277 to Wallace Lane
U.S. 74 Express Lanes: I-277 to Wallace Lane STIP Number:U-5526
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes to convert the bus lanes in the median of Independence Boulevard (US 74) in Charlotte from I-277 to Wallace Lane to express lanes. The project length is 5.8 miles.
US 13 /US 158 Widening Project
US 13 /US 158 Widening Project STIP Number:R-2507A
In Hertford and Gates Counties, the Design-Build Project R-2507A widens U.S. 13 / U.S. 158 from U.S. 158 / N.C. 45 near Winton to the US 158 Bypass in Tarheel.
US 17 Business/NC 37 Improvements Project
US 17 Business/NC 37 Improvements Project STIP Number:R-4467
The purpose of this project is to continue to provide a direct, reliable route between downtown Hertford and the town of Winfall. The current route is experiencing significant deterioration and ongoing maintenance problems, jeopardizing its ability to provide reliable direct connectivity.
US 17 Hampstead Bypass
US 17 Hampstead Bypass STIP Number:U-4751, R-3300
The purpose of the project is to improve the traffic carrying capacity and safety of the US 17 and Market Street corridor in the project area.
US 19/23 (Future I-26) Improvements
US 19/23 (Future I-26) Improvements STIP Number:A-0010A
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is preparing environmental and engineering studies for the proposed US 19/23 (Future I-26) Improvements Project, which is programmed in the 2013-2023 Draft State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as project number A-0010A.
US 64 Improvements
US 64 Improvements STIP Number:R-2544, R-2545
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has reinitiated a project study to evaluate widening of the 27.3-mile segment of US 64 from Columbia (in Tyrrell County) to US 264 (in Dare County near Manns Harbor).
US 70 Improvements in James City
US 70 Improvements in James City STIP Number:U-5713
This project involves 2.5 miles of U.S. 70 in James City, between Garner Road (S.R. 1121) and the Neuse River Bridge. The project is intended to improve traffic flow and access to local community services.
US 74 Relocation Project
US 74 Relocation Project STIP Number:A-9BC
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes to relocate US 74 from Robbinsville to Stecoah in Graham County.

Long-Range Studies

About Long-Range Studies
These are advanced planning studies that guide NCDOT's decision-making process and future improvements along a corridor or section of roadway. Projects resulting from these studies are generally at least 10 years or more from construction.

Long-range studies can help NCDOT determine which projects should be funded in the future. Even if a project has been the subject of a long-range study, planning studies must still be done before the project can be implemented.

Andrews to Murphy Rail Reactivation Study
Andrews to Murphy Rail Reactivation Study STIP Number:None
Once an integral and active freight and passenger rail corridor, the Andrews to Murphy rail line in Cherokee County was closed to freight traffic in 1985, following years of economic decline. Passenger service was discontinued almost 40 years before in 1948, as Americans moved to the automobile as the primary form of transportation.
Moore County Transportation Plan
Moore County Transportation Plan STIP Number:None
Moore County has the unique opportunity to plan its transportation future. Through a series of public workshops called charrettes, residents will work together to create a vision for the county's transportation needs.
NC54-I40 Corridor Study
NC54-I40 Corridor Study STIP Number:None
The NC 54 corridor is a gateway for this region, with both local and regional importance. The NC 54-I40 interchange has consistently ranked as the top congested location in the region.
Southeast High-Speed Rail
Southeast High-Speed Rail STIP Number:None
In 1992, the U.S. Department of Transportation designated five national high-speed rail corridors across the country. The original Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor - extending from Washington, D.C. through Richmond and Raleigh to Charlotte.
U.S. 70 Corridor Improvements
U.S. 70 Corridor Improvements STIP Number:None
Work is underway on several projects to improve passenger and freight movement along the U.S. 70 Corridor from Raleigh to Morehead City.
US 1 Corridor Study
US 1 Corridor Study STIP Number:None
The corridor study area is in the Triangle metropolitan area of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill and is an important corridor in the north-south movement of people and goods in the region.
US 17 Corridor Study Report
US 17 Corridor Study Report STIP Number:None
Local and regional interest in protecting the integrity and maintaining the mobility of US 17 (Ocean Highway) in conjunction with ever increasing residential and commercial development in Brunswick County dictated the necessity of undertaking a detailed corridor study. Please note that this is a PDF file.
US 64-NC 49 Corridor Study - Phase I
US 64-NC 49 Corridor Study - Phase I STIP Number:None
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has initiated a comprehensive study to develop a plan for the future of US 64 and NC 49 from Charlotte and Statesville to Raleigh.