Preliminary engineering activities for sections U-5814 and U-5815B of this project have been temporarily suspended.
To improve safety and ease traffic congestion, the N.C. Department of Transportation and local leaders have proposed to add a median and limit left turns along two busy commercial corridors in Aberdeen and Southern Pines: U.S. 15-501 and U.S. 1.
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).
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 to these two highways would not only improve safety but also reduce delays and plan for anticipated traffic growth in the area.
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.
|Project development and design||$2,500,000|
*Estimated costs subject to change