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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.
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.
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."
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.
Greensboro Urban Loop
Greensboro Urban Loop STIP Number:U-2524, U-2525
The Greensboro Urban Loop will help relieve congestion on I-40, particularly in the area where I-40, I-85 Business and U.S. Routes 29, 70, 220 and 421 run concurrently.
Greenville Southwest Bypass
Greenville Southwest Bypass STIP Number:R-2250
Work to build a four-lane 12.4-mile freeway that will begin approximately 2 miles south of Ayden on N.C. 11, wrap around the west side of Ayden and Winterville and end at the U.S. 264 Bypass west of Greenville.
I-40 and I-77 Interchange Statesville
I-40 and I-77 Interchange Statesville STIP Number:I-3819A, I-3819B (unfunded)
Work involves making several improvements to the I-40/77 interchange in Statesville, a critical intersection in North Carolina.
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-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-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.
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.
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.
Topsail Island Bridge Replacement
Topsail Island Bridge Replacement STIP Number:B-4929
Work involves building a bridge to replace the existing swing bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway on N.C. 50/210 in Surf City.
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.
U.S. 74 Shelby Bypass
U.S. 74 Shelby Bypass STIP Number:R-2707AA, R-2707AB, R-2707B, R-2707C, R-2707D and R-2707E
Work involves building an 18.5-mile four-lane bypass in Cleveland County to improve traffic flow and help generate economic development.
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 Widening/Improvements
US 74 Widening/Improvements STIP Number:U-209B
Work involves widening 1.6 miles Independence Boulevard from Albemarle Road (N.C. 24/27)
Veridea Parkway Interchange
Veridea Parkway Interchange STIP Number:R-2635D
Work involves converting the existing bridge at the Triangle Expressway (N.C. 540) and Old Holly Springs-Apex Road in Apex into an interchange.
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.

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.

14th Street Widening
14th Street Widening STIP Number:U-5917
Proposed work would involve widening approximately 1.4 miles of 14th Street in Greenville from U.S. 264 Alternate (Greenville Boulevard SE) to Fire Tower Road.
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.
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.
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.
Balfour Parkway
Balfour Parkway STIP Number:R-5744
A proposed 4.6-mile four-lane roadway that would provide a direct connection from N.C. 191 (Haywood Road) to U.S. 64, north of Hendersonville, and improve east-west travel in Henderson County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evans Street/Old Tar Road Widening
Evans Street/Old Tar Road Widening STIP Number:U-2817
Proposed work would involve widening Evans Street and Old Tar Road in Pitt County and installing a median on the 4-mile stretch of roadway.
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.
Harkers Island Bridge Replacements
Harkers Island Bridge Replacements STIP Number:B-4863
Proposed work involves replacing the existing bridges over The Straits on N.C. 1332/1335 that connect Harkers Island to the mainland.
I-26 Widening
I-26 Widening STIP Number:I-4400/I-4700
Proposed work involves widening approximately 22.2 miles of I-26 from U.S. 25, near Hendersonville, to I-40/240, south of Asheville.
I-40 Widening - Southeast Raleigh to Clayton Project
I-40 Widening - Southeast Raleigh to Clayton Project STIP Number:I-5111, I-4739
Proposed work involves widening an 12-mile stretch of I-40 from Raleigh in Wake County to near N.C. 42 in Johnston County.
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
Proposed work would involve extending Independence Boulevard – near the Covil/Montgomery Avenue corridor – 1.7 miles from the vicinity of Randall Parkway to U.S. 74 (Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway) in Wilmington.
Kinston Bypass Project
Kinston Bypass Project STIP Number:R-2553
The Kinston Bypass is a proposed 21-25-mile, four-lane, median-divided freeway in Lenoir County and in the western portions of Craven and Jones counties.
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 that would make it quicker for drivers to get on I-40 in western Buncombe County.
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. 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. 119 Relocation
N.C. 119 Relocation STIP Number:U-3109
Proposed plans involve relocating a portion of N.C. 119 in Mebane – from I-85 to existing the N.C. 119 near Mrs. White Lane – in Alamance County.
N.C. 12 Rodanthe Bridge
N.C. 12 Rodanthe Bridge STIP Number:B-2500B
Work involves building a 2.4-mile bridge that extends from the southern end of the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge over the Pamlico Sound into Rodanthe to replace a stretch of N.C. 12 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.
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.
N.C. 62 Widening From Ramada Road to U.S. 70
N.C. 62 Widening From Ramada Road to U.S. 70 STIP Number:U-5844
Proposed work involves widening an approximately 1-mile stretch of N.C. 62 to improve traffic flow and make the roadway safer for all users, including bicyclists and pedestrians.
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 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
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.
Southeast Corridor in N.C.
Southeast Corridor in N.C. STIP Number:None
Connecting Charlotte and Raleigh to Richmond, Va., Washington, D.C, and the Northeast by rail via the federally designated Southeast Corridor improves safety, mobility and connectivity for rail passengers and freight in the Southeastern United States and provides alternatives to highway congestion on I-85 and I-95.
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. 15-501/1 Improvements (Moore County)
U.S. 15-501/1 Improvements (Moore County) STIP Number:U-5814, U-5815
Proposed improvements would involve adding a median and limiting left turns along portions of U.S. 15-501 and U.S. 1 in Aberdeen and Southern Pines.
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. 17 Business Improvements
U.S. 17 Business Improvements STIP Number:R-4467
Work involves replacing the Perquimans River Bridge and making improvements to a 0.4 mile stretch of road between the towns of Hertford and Winfall in Perquimans County.
U.S. 17 Hampstead Bypass and Military Cutoff Road Extension
U.S. 17 Hampstead Bypass and Military Cutoff Road Extension STIP Number:U-4751, R-3300
Proposed work would include extending Military Cutoff Road from Market Street to the U.S. 17 Wilmington Bypass in New Hanover County and building a bypass around Hampstead in Pender County.
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. 64 Improvements
U.S. 64 Improvements STIP Number:R-2544, R-2545
Proposed work involves replacing the Lindsay C. Warren Bridge across Alligator River in Dare County and widening of a 27.3-mile segment of U.S. 64 in Tyrrell County to U.S. 264 in Dare County.
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 at Brier Creek Parkway and T.W. Alexander Drive
U.S. 70 Improvements at Brier Creek Parkway and T.W. Alexander Drive STIP Number:U-5518
Proposed work would involve making improvements to U.S. 70 (Glenwood Avenue) from T.W. Alexander Drive to I-540 in Durham and Wake counties.
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 158 Widening Project
US 158 Widening Project STIP Number:R-2582, R-2584
This widening project would improve safety, traffic flow and access to existing and potential future industry along the U.S. 158 Corridor in Northampton County.
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 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.
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.
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.