NOTE: Based on the results of NCDOT’s funding formula, this project was not funded in the 2018-2027 State Transportation Improvement Plan, and studies have concluded for the time being. If the project is funded at a later date, updates will be posted to this page.
U.S. 401 is an important link between Fayetteville, Lillington and Raleigh. In recent years, the road has seen an increase in traffic because of growth in the area.
The purpose of the U.S. 401 Corridor Study is to identify deficiencies in the existing corridor and to develop alternatives for accommodating future growth in traffic volumes.
Areas under consideration as part of this study include congested sections on U.S. 401, N.C. 55 and N.C. 210. The proposed project extends roughly 39 miles from north of Fayetteville in Cumberland County to north of Fuquay-Varina in Wake County.
The purpose of the project is to increase the traffic-carrying capacity, increase safety and reduce travel time along the U.S. 401 Corridor within the project limits.
Forty-four prospective project corridor segments were being considered for detailed study. In late 2011, nine of those corridor segments were eliminated from further study. The selected detailed study corridor segments can be viewed under the maps section at the top of this page.
Preliminary designs and environmental surveys were underway for the detailed study corridors prior to the loss of funding. Prior work performed on the project will be reviewed and might require updating when project studies are restarted in the future.
The U.S. 401 Corridor Study is not funded in the current State Transportation Improvement Program, and all work on the project has ceased. The project study could be restarted in the future if funding becomes available.