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U.S. 1/15-501 Improvements (Moore County)

​Project Suspended

Preliminary engineering activities for sections U-5814 and U-5815B of this project have been temporarily suspended. 

​​​​​Project Overview

To improve safety and ease traffic congestion, the N.C. Department of Transportation and local leaders are proposing to add a median and limit left turns along U.S. 15-501 and U.S. 1, two busy commercial corridors.

Segments of the two highways now have four lanes with a two-way center turn lane, which NCDOT would eliminate through the use of a design called a Synchronized Street (also known as a superstreet or reduced-conflict intersection).

The project will be divided into three sections:

  • U-5814: U.S. 15-501/N.C. 211 between U.S. 1 in Aberdeen and Brucewood Road in Southern Pines. 
  • U-5815A: U.S. 1 between Roseland Road and Knight Street in Aberdeen.
  • U-5815B: U.S. 1 between Knight Street in Aberdeen and Old U.S. 1 in Southern Pines, realign Roseland Road at U.S. 1 and additional improvements at U.S. 15-501.​

Crash history from October 2009 to December 2016 shows U.S. 1 and U.S. 15-501 exceed the statewide critical crash rate. Improvements would not only improve safety but also reduce delays and plan for anticipated traffic growth in the area. ​

Project Funding

This proposed project is identified as U-5814 (U.S. 15-501 from U.S. 1 to Brucewood Road) and U-5815 (U.S. 1 from Old U.S. 1 to Roseland Road) in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $27.8 million.

​Estimated Cost*
​Project development and design​$2,500,000
​Property acquisition​$1,100,000
​Construction costs​$24,200,000
​Total cost ​$27,800,000

*Estimated costs subject to change

10/15/2020 11:19 AM