NCDOT's 10-Year Transportation Improvement Plan Includes Rockingham County!
 
Posted on Thursday January 10, 2019
 
32 new highway projects in Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Orange & Rockingham counties. Starting in 2027, to upgrade U.S. 29 between Hicone Rd & U.S. 158.
 

 

News Release

For Immediate Release

date: Jan. 10, 2019
contact: Aaron Moody
ajmoody1@ncdot.gov
(919) 707-2667


 

NCDOT Division 7 Adds 32 New Highway Projects in Draft Plan

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation unveiled its draft 10-year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting today in Raleigh. 

The plan, called the Draft 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), includes 32 new highway projects in Division 7. The division covers Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties.

The department’s 10-year plan is updated every two years. Projects scheduled in the first five years of the plan are considered committed and are not re-evaluated when a new plan is developed, but projects in the final five years of each 10-year plan are prioritized again for consideration in the next plan. The Board of Transportation is expected to consider final approval of the draft plan this summer.

The 32 new highway projects for Division 7 include:

  • Adding lanes to Interstate 85 between Orange Grove Road in Orange County and Sparger Road in Durham County. Construction starts in 2028.
  • Widening I-40 to six lanes in Orange County between I-85 and the Durham County line. Construction starts in 2022.
  • Upgrading U.S. 29 to interstate standards between Hicone Road in Guilford County and U.S. 158 in Rockingham County. Construction starts in 2027.
  • Upgrading I-40/I-85 interchanges at Rock Creek Dairy Road in Guilford County and Trollingwood Hawfields Road in Alamance County. Construction starts in 2026 for the Guilford County project and 2028 for the Alamance County project.
  • Adding turn lanes to N.C. 86 in Caswell County between Park Springs Road and the Caswell County Solid Waste Convenience Center. Construction starts in 2022.

One project is being accelerated in the draft plan:

  • Upgrading the interchange at I-40 and N.C. 86 in Orange County. Construction accelerated from 2023 to 2022.

“Local projects added to the transportation plan represent a major service to drivers in our area, especially in the heavy-traffic corridors of Interstates 40 and 85,” said Mike Fox, N.C. Board of Transportation chairman and Division 7 representative. “This is good news in the process of improving travel conditions throughout the Triad region.”

The draft STIP includes projects across all transportation modes and in all 100 counties in the state. The list includes 1,266 highway projects, 86 aviation, 235 bicycle and pedestrian, six ferry, 23 public transit and 47 rail projects selected on statewide, regional and division levels. The projects were prioritized based on technical data as well as input from local officials and residents.

The draft plan includes about 500 changes in major highway projects from the current STIP. Half of the changes include new road projects. In addition, about 200 of those projects had schedule changes for planning or budgeting needs, and 10 projects had schedules accelerated. Another 24 projects on the current STIP didn’t score high enough this time to remain in the new draft plan. A statewide list of these major highway changes can be found on the NCDOT STIP web page.

Projects that did not score high enough in the evaluation process to be funded at the statewide level rolled over to the regional level for consideration. Projects that were not funded at the regional level could still be considered at the division level. This cascading aspect of the process ensures input from local officials and residents plays an important role in prioritizing projects for funding. More information about the STIP and how transportation projects are funded is available on the NCDOT website.

Division 7 will host an in-house week-long public comment opportunity in February or March during normal business hours. It will be a chance for interested residents to review maps and handouts about projects, ask questions of local staff, and submit comments. There will also be an opportunity for residents to submit comments online, with those details being announced later.

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1503 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699 | (919) 707-2660 


News Release

For Immediate Release

date: Jan. 10, 2019
contact: Aaron Moody
ajmoody1@ncdot.gov
(919) 707-2667


 

NCDOT Division 7 Adds 32 New Highway Projects in Draft Plan

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation unveiled its draft 10-year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting today in Raleigh. 

The plan, called the Draft 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), includes 32 new highway projects in Division 7. The division covers Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties.

The department’s 10-year plan is updated every two years. Projects scheduled in the first five years of the plan are considered committed and are not re-evaluated when a new plan is developed, but projects in the final five years of each 10-year plan are prioritized again for consideration in the next plan. The Board of Transportation is expected to consider final approval of the draft plan this summer.

The 32 new highway projects for Division 7 include:

  • Adding lanes to Interstate 85 between Orange Grove Road in Orange County and Sparger Road in Durham County. Construction starts in 2028.
  • Widening I-40 to six lanes in Orange County between I-85 and the Durham County line. Construction starts in 2022.
  • Upgrading U.S. 29 to interstate standards between Hicone Road in Guilford County and U.S. 158 in Rockingham County. Construction starts in 2027.
  • Upgrading I-40/I-85 interchanges at Rock Creek Dairy Road in Guilford County and Trollingwood Hawfields Road in Alamance County. Construction starts in 2026 for the Guilford County project and 2028 for the Alamance County project.
  • Adding turn lanes to N.C. 86 in Caswell County between Park Springs Road and the Caswell County Solid Waste Convenience Center. Construction starts in 2022.

One project is being accelerated in the draft plan:

  • Upgrading the interchange at I-40 and N.C. 86 in Orange County. Construction accelerated from 2023 to 2022.

“Local projects added to the transportation plan represent a major service to drivers in our area, especially in the heavy-traffic corridors of Interstates 40 and 85,” said Mike Fox, N.C. Board of Transportation chairman and Division 7 representative. “This is good news in the process of improving travel conditions throughout the Triad region.”

The draft STIP includes projects across all transportation modes and in all 100 counties in the state. The list includes 1,266 highway projects, 86 aviation, 235 bicycle and pedestrian, six ferry, 23 public transit and 47 rail projects selected on statewide, regional and division levels. The projects were prioritized based on technical data as well as input from local officials and residents.

The draft plan includes about 500 changes in major highway projects from the current STIP. Half of the changes include new road projects. In addition, about 200 of those projects had schedule changes for planning or budgeting needs, and 10 projects had schedules accelerated. Another 24 projects on the current STIP didn’t score high enough this time to remain in the new draft plan. A statewide list of these major highway changes can be found on the NCDOT STIP web page.

Projects that did not score high enough in the evaluation process to be funded at the statewide level rolled over to the regional level for consideration. Projects that were not funded at the regional level could still be considered at the division level. This cascading aspect of the process ensures input from local officials and residents plays an important role in prioritizing projects for funding. More information about the STIP and how transportation projects are funded is available on the NCDOT website.

Division 7 will host an in-house week-long public comment opportunity in February or March during normal business hours. It will be a chance for interested residents to review maps and handouts about projects, ask questions of local staff, and submit comments. There will also be an opportunity for residents to submit comments online, with those details being announced later.

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Copyright N.C. Department of Transportation
1503 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699 | (919) 707-2660 

 

News Release

For Immediate Release

date: Jan. 10, 2019
contact: Aaron Moody
ajmoody1@ncdot.gov
(919) 707-2667


 

NCDOT Division 7 Adds 32 New Highway Projects in Draft Plan

RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation unveiled its draft 10-year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at the monthly Board of Transportation meeting today in Raleigh. 

The plan, called the Draft 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), includes 32 new highway projects in Division 7. The division covers Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties.

The department’s 10-year plan is updated every two years. Projects scheduled in the first five years of the plan are considered committed and are not re-evaluated when a new plan is developed, but projects in the final five years of each 10-year plan are prioritized again for consideration in the next plan. The Board of Transportation is expected to consider final approval of the draft plan this summer.

The 32 new highway projects for Division 7 include:

  • Adding lanes to Interstate 85 between Orange Grove Road in Orange County and Sparger Road in Durham County. Construction starts in 2028.
  • Widening I-40 to six lanes in Orange County between I-85 and the Durham County line. Construction starts in 2022.
  • Upgrading U.S. 29 to interstate standards between Hicone Road in Guilford County and U.S. 158 in Rockingham County. Construction starts in 2027.
  • Upgrading I-40/I-85 interchanges at Rock Creek Dairy Road in Guilford County and Trollingwood Hawfields Road in Alamance County. Construction starts in 2026 for the Guilford County project and 2028 for the Alamance County project.
  • Adding turn lanes to N.C. 86 in Caswell County between Park Springs Road and the Caswell County Solid Waste Convenience Center. Construction starts in 2022.

One project is being accelerated in the draft plan:

  • Upgrading the interchange at I-40 and N.C. 86 in Orange County. Construction accelerated from 2023 to 2022.

“Local projects added to the transportation plan represent a major service to drivers in our area, especially in the heavy-traffic corridors of Interstates 40 and 85,” said Mike Fox, N.C. Board of Transportation chairman and Division 7 representative. “This is good news in the process of improving travel conditions throughout the Triad region.”

The draft STIP includes projects across all transportation modes and in all 100 counties in the state. The list includes 1,266 highway projects, 86 aviation, 235 bicycle and pedestrian, six ferry, 23 public transit and 47 rail projects selected on statewide, regional and division levels. The projects were prioritized based on technical data as well as input from local officials and residents.

The draft plan includes about 500 changes in major highway projects from the current STIP. Half of the changes include new road projects. In addition, about 200 of those projects had schedule changes for planning or budgeting needs, and 10 projects had schedules accelerated. Another 24 projects on the current STIP didn’t score high enough this time to remain in the new draft plan. A statewide list of these major highway changes can be found on the NCDOT STIP web page.

Projects that did not score high enough in the evaluation process to be funded at the statewide level rolled over to the regional level for consideration. Projects that were not funded at the regional level could still be considered at the division level. This cascading aspect of the process ensures input from local officials and residents plays an important role in prioritizing projects for funding. More information about the STIP and how transportation projects are funded is available on the NCDOT website.

Division 7 will host an in-house week-long public comment opportunity in February or March during normal business hours. It will be a chance for interested residents to review maps and handouts about projects, ask questions of local staff, and submit comments. There will also be an opportunity for residents to submit comments online, with those details being announced later.

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