The proposed Ramsey Street (U.S. 401) project would widen nine miles of Ramsey Street (U.S. 401) from Rowan/Grove streets to just north of Slocomb Road in Cumberland County.
Additional improvements are also being considered at these two major Ramsey Street interchanges — I-295 and Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway. Work under consideration include ramp redesign, turn lane additions and/or bridge construction.
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.
The Ramsey Street (U.S. 401) corridor currently has three southbound lanes, two northbound lanes and an open-center turn lane for most of the section between Martin Luther King Jr. Freeway and Country Club Drive; further north, Ramsey Street (U.S. 401) has a raised median and two travel lanes in each direction.
The purpose of the proposed project was initially driven by traffic congestion concerns.