Planning and development are underway to improve nearly nine miles of Ramsey Street (U.S. 401) from Rowan/Grove streets to just north of Slocomb Road in Cumberland County.
Proposed improvements would widen Ramsey Street to six lanes and provide accommodations for pedestrians and bicyclists. The proposed project would help relieve current and future traffic congestion and improve safety of this heavily traveled corridor.
Additional improvements are also being considered at these two major Ramsey Street interchanges — I-295 and Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway.
The project is broken up into three segments. Segment A is currently not funded.
- Segment A (currently not funded) is from Rowan/Grove Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway.
- Segment B is from Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway to Country Club Road.
- Segment C is from Country Club Road to just north of Slocomb Road.
This proposed project is listed as Project U-4403 A, B & C in the 2024-2033 N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and is funded for $143.2 million. Segments B and C are funded in the current STIP, while NCDOT anticipates funding Segment A in a future STIP cycle. Shown below is funding only for Segments B and C.
|Property acquisition ||$10.2 million||$27 million|
|Utilities relocation||$12 million||$26.3 million|
|Construction ||$33 million||$34.7 million|
$55.2 million||$88 million|
*Estimated costs subject to change