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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.

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.
I-73
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 I-73.
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.
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.
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.

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.

Allen Road Widening
Allen Road Widening STIP Number:U-5875
Proposed work would involve widening approximate 2.3 miles of Allen Road from Stantonsburg Road to Dickinson Avenue Extension (U.S. 13) in Pitt County.
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.
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.
Corridor K Improvements
Corridor K Improvements STIP Number:A-0009
A study involves looking into improvements from Andrews to Stecoah in Cherokee and Graham counties, known as Corridor K of the Appalachian Development Highway System.
East John Street and Old Monroe Road Widening
East John Street and Old Monroe Road Widening STIP Number:U-4714
Proposed work involves widening approximately 6.5 miles of East John Street and Old Monroe Road from Trade Street to Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road in Mecklenburg and Union counties.
Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road Widening
Fire Tower Road and Portertown Road Widening STIP Number:U-5870, U-5785
Proposed work involves widening Fire Tower and Portertown roads from Charles Boulevard to 10th Street from two to four lanes, installing a raised median and other improvements.
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.
N.C. 105 Widening Project
N.C. 105 Widening Project STIP Number:R-2566B
Proposed work would involve widening a 4.5 mile section of N.C. 105 from two lanes to four lanes between Foscoe and Boone in Watauga County.
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.
N.C. 54 Corridor Improvements
N.C. 54 Corridor Improvements STIP Number:U-5774
Proposed work would improve the N.C. 54 corridor from U.S. 15/501 in Chapel Hill to N.C. 55 in Durham.
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
Proposed work would extend Rea Road 1.7 miles from N.C. 16 (Providence Road) east to N.C. 84 (Weddington Road) as well as widen 2.7 miles of the existing N.C. 84 from the Rea Road tie-in to Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road in Union County.
Russ Avenue Improvements
Russ Avenue Improvements STIP Number:U-5839
Proposed work involves widening Russ Avenue (U.S. 276) approximately 1.1 miles from Phillips Road to North Main Street (U.S. 23 Business) in Haywood County.
Sweeten Creek Road Improvements
Sweeten Creek Road Improvements STIP Number:U-2801A
Proposed work would involve widening a 5.4 mile stretch of Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville from Hendersonville Road to Rock Hill Road.
U.S. 19/74/64/129 Improvements
U.S. 19/74/64/129 Improvements STIP Number:R-5735
Proposed work would involve making improvements on 1.25-mile stretch of U.S. 19/74/64/129 in Cherokee County.
U.S. 21 Widening
U.S. 21 Widening STIP Number:U-5767, U-5771
Proposed work involves widening U.S. 21 (Statesville Road) in Northern Mecklenburg County from Gilead Road to Holly Point Drive and from Northcross Center Court to Westmoreland Road.
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
Proposed work involves building a four-lane, median-divided highway that will provide a high-speed alternative to using the existing U.S. 70 through Havelock.
U.S. 70 Improvements in Durham and Raleigh
U.S. 70 Improvements in Durham and Raleigh STIP Number:U-5720
Proposed work involves converting approximately 5 miles of U.S. 70 to a freeway from Lynn Road in Durham to west of T.W. Alexander Drive in Raleigh.
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 70 Improvements in James City
US 70 Improvements in James City STIP Number:U-5713
Work would involve improving traffic flow on a 2.5-miles section of U.S. 70 in James City and enhance economic development in the area.

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.