R-3410: N.C. 42 Widening, Johnston Co.

Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey. Here is a summary of the project:

The proposed project will widen N.C. 42 (South Lombard Street in Clayton) from a two-lane roadway to a four-lane, median-divided roadway. Median openings to allow left turns will be provided at key locations. Others will permit U-turns. The project will extend from N.C. 50 to U.S. 70 Business, but will not include the I-40/N.C. 42 interchange.  Improvements to the I-40/N.C. 42 interchange are part of a separate project (identified as STIP Project No. I-4739) which is also in the development phase. New bridges over Swift Creek, Little Creek, and White Oak Creek are planned.

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This survey has five parts: 1. Utilization, 2. Safety/improvements, 3. An interactive comment map, 4. Your feedback, and 5. Signup for more information (optional). There are a total of 12 questions. Average time to complete the survey is 6 minutes. Be sure to go all the way to the bottom and click "Complete Survey".

 

PART 1: Utilization

To help us understand how NC 42 is utilized, we'd like to know some basic information. (5 questions)

NCDOT Poll:
Question 1: Where do you live? (Responses are private)
NCDOT Poll:
Question 2: To where do you most frequently travel? Can be for work, shopping, entertainment, etc. and we only need a general idea (such as "Wake County" or "downtown Raleigh" or "RTP", etc.)
NCDOT Poll:
Question 3: What is your connection to NC 42? (Choose all that apply)
I live on N.C. 42
I live near but not on N.C. 42
I work on N.C. 42
I work near but not on N.C. 42
I am a business owner on N.C. 42
I am a business owner near but not on N.C. 42
I am a property owner on N.C. 42
I patronize businesses on N.C. 42
I commute (to get to work, school, daycare, church, etc.) on N.C. 42
Other
I don't have a direct connection
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NCDOT Poll:
Question 4: How do you travel in the N.C. 42 corridor?
(Choose all that apply)
Vehicle
Bicycle
Pedestrian
Other
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NCDOT Poll:
Question 5: In your daily commute (to get to work, school, daycare, etc.), which primary roads do you regularly use? (Choose all that apply)
N.C. 42
U.S. 70 Bypass
U.S. 70 Business
U.S. I-40
N.C. 50
Other
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PART 2: Safety and Improvements

We'd like your opinions on the safety and improvements to NC 42. (5 questions)

NCDOT Poll:
Question 6: How would you rate the overall safety on N.C. 42?
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Good
Average
Poor
Very poor
Not sure / I don't know
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NCDOT Poll:
Question 7: How would you rate the overall traffic flow on N.C. 42?
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Good
Average
Poor
Very poor
Not sure / I don't know
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NCDOT Poll:
Question 8: What are your safety concerns on N.C. 42 when traveling by car? (Choose your top 3)
Difficulty making left turns onto N.C. 42 (out of driveway, side streets, etc.)
Difficulty making left turns off of N.C. 42 (across oncoming traffic)
High traffic speeds
Avoiding conflicts with pedestrians
Avoiding conflicts with bicyclists
Other (Please comment below)
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The amount of traffic is overwhelming the current infrastructure
ReplyFlag26 Agreeone month ago
Yes, traffic is overwhelming
ReplyFlag7 Agreeone month ago
Heavy traffic morning and evening hours. Frequent slow downs
ReplyFlag24 Agreeone month ago
Hwy 70 business is used more than the new 70 bypass
ReplyFlag7 Agreeone month ago
Yes, agreed heavy traffic 70 bus.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I don't believe that for a min. Traveling east is use a lot. And west is used a lot in the mornings , you can tell by the backup it causes.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Too many cars backing up and too dark at night. Speed limit not posted in every zone
ReplyFlag11 Agreeone month ago
Too many cars backing up
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Posted speed limits is a very big problem. Once you get thru the congested parks of 42 then you run into so many people running 35 and 40 in the 55 zones. If people would just stay off the phones and pay attention to where they are and what they are suppose to be doing you could clear up about 20% of the traffic....
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
The lack of speed limit signs has annoyed me since relocating down here a couple of years ago.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Bull.
Two 25 mph signs on S. Fayetteville St. and drivers consistently add the two signs' limits.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Heavy traffic
ReplyFlag10 Agreeone month ago
All day long. Raleigh has less traffic.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Traffic volume
ReplyFlag10 Agreeone month ago
Heavy traffic in mornings and evenings.
ReplyFlag9 Agreeone month ago
Dangerous when people slow to make turns where there is no turn lane. Narrow roads. One little hiccup in traffic creates a huge backup. 40/42 is a complete mess and should never have been allowed! Please plan ahead for large intersections.
ReplyFlag9 Agreeone month ago
When at 40/42 businesses trying to cross lanes on either side. The reroute for Cleveland School is confusing and dangerous.
ReplyFlag7 Agreeone month ago
The left turn onto Castleberry Rd right after the Neuse River Bridge holds up traffic. The new stop light at Foodlion and Rt 42 (at Neuse Colony neighborhood) is awful. It causes further delays right after traffic starts to flow again. Bad idea ! There was a left turn lane to begin with, and this worked much better. Now everybody has to come to a complete stop.
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
Heavy traffic
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
Heavy traffic
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
Traffic heavy
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
Congestion
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
Bad traffic during 4-5 pm
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
More like 3 to 8 pm
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Lane lines are almost non existent through clayton
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
People rushing to be first before the merge. Limited alternative route options if there is an accident.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
Heavy traffic and poor visibility in the evenings
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
To much traffic.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
Heavy traffic, no crosswalks, sidewalks, east 42 bridge is deteriorating and a bottle neck. Danderous shoulders or lack of any. People don't know what speed limits are, tale gating, aggressive drivers. On a very busy road.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
I’m always afraid of getting rear ended when I’m waiting to turn left off of 42.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
No one follows posted speed limits.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
It is utter stupidity that people coming across the Neuse River bridge (heading east on 42) can stop the entire line of traffic by turning left, since DOT has not provided a turning lane. It is even more ridiculous that you have now put a traffic light across from the Food Lion, which backs traffic up even more. But what really has us incensed is your plan to eliminate the ability of those of us in Neuse Colony Estates to turn left, towards Clayton, on NC42. Gee, I don't know WHY we would want to go that way-- it's only the nearest town, the best access to I-40 for the drive in to Raleigh, and the access to Smithfield, I-95, and the eastern part of the state. I assure you that we will not idly sit by if you close us off from our main access routes to work, food, and travel. It doesn't take much to include a crossover for Neuse Colony Estates to access NC42 towards Clayton. Please include such a crossover in your plans.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Since moving here a year ago, all of the new communities coming in has increased traffic tremendously.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
See lanes in rain
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
42 traffic in all directions is awful at the School... vehicles turning at the light heading to Clayton is a traffic nightmare.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
People driving under the speed limit
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Bumper to bumper traffic. Merging lanes causing conflicts.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Too much congestion with the overflow of cars and only one lane each way.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
I believe that there needs to be at least four lanes on 42 East (in addition to turning lanes) and a dedicated bicycle/walking path on either side of 42.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Congestion on 42 backing traffic on Cornwallis blocking exiting my subdivision
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Yes, have to wait 20 to 30 cars in the morning to pass before I can make a right turn onto Cornwallis from my subdivision. 30-40 for a left turn. Why didn’t Johnston county mandate an additional lane be built for the entire length of a subdivision like they do in wake county.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Drivers crossing the double yellow line to get in line to turn left on I-40 east when traffic is heavy crossing the over pass.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Cars running red lights when going straight on nc42 and when turning left off of nc 42
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
These local towns are only concerned with growth, but not with the proper infrastructure to support said growth. That is a huge concern for me.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Long stop lights and short green lights; bumper to bumper traffic between 4pm and 6pm weekdays and 11am and 2pm weekends.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
People driving to slow and not being able to get around them.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Slow traffic speed
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Traffic has been too heavy for current highway for over ten years
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
congestion, no pedestrian or bicycle accommodations
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
There is no shoulder and heavy traffic
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
The traffic is far too overwhelming for the current infrastructure.i have timed left-hand turns out of my community taking upwards of 10 minutes. The thought-process behind expanding Clayton has been non-existent and we are becoming nothing but urban sprawl. 2 years ago, I had beautiful herds of deer, fox and more hummingbirds than I can count in my yard - thus year there were none, unless you want to count those that were smashed on the roads with nowhere else to go. Disgusted with what is happening to our community.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
There is an extreme amount of traffic for the current infrastructure.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Difficult to make left-hand turns onto side-roads from route 42. Also once on side-roads difficult to make left-hand turns in general (lack of street lights). If you think there is a need to improve route 42 due to increase in traffic (I agree) then you also need to improve the traffic flow on the side-roads to/from route 42. Especially dangerous at night.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Poor traffic patterns in the congested area particularly around 42 and I-40 interchange
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Too much traffic for the two lane roads.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Turning left from Cleveland rd into 42, there’s never a green left arrow and during traffic time it’s hard to turn left
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Heavy traffic that is slow. Traffic typically flows 10 miles below the posted limit and backs up
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Traffic is heavy and slow.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Traffic is bumper to bumper with drivers speeding too fast in a very congested area
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Speed and no guard rails in most places
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
People driving too close, tailgating.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Stop and go traffic due to vehicles making left turns without a left turn lane.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Traffic congestion between 40'and Cornwallis rd
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
The volume of traffic in the 2 Lane sections of 42.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Difficult going straight due to all the slow and stopped traffic.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Dangerous stopping at backed up light overtop of 40. If there was an accident, you could go right over the edge onto 40 below. Also, poor choice to have traffic light intersections where no green arrow is present for left hand turns, only yellow and red. Very dangerous and causes wreckless driving and unnecessary back ups.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Traffic backups while people try to make turns across oncoming traffic. And people not driving the speed limit.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Intersections need to be widen all along 42W
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
congestion leads to frustration and leads to people making unsafe driving decisions.
ReplyFlagAgree6 days ago
Traffic is overwhelming, always backed up
ReplyFlagAgree6 days ago
Traffic flow has increased too much for this hwy to handle
ReplyFlagAgree24 days ago
Emily BeddingfieldPlease consider a protected path (ie a separated Greenway) instead of on-road bike lanes. Cars drive nuts down this road and I know I wouldn’t use those bike lanes, and children certainly couldn’t. To truly accommodate people who need to commute (and I almost always see someone walking or biking on the shoulder so I know there is a need), a separate path is needed.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Please consider a protected bike/ped lane/Greenway instead of simple bike lanes. Striped bike lanes are an improvement but I wouldn’t ride next to cars on that road (people veer all over the place) unless it was a protected path. A separate path could allow children to safely get to school and people to safely walk or ride to work/destinations (I almost always see someone walking or riding on the shoulder so it is clear people need to travel this road who don’t have vehicles).
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
No dedicated lane for cyclists
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Really narrow in places
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Current roadway doesn’t support the amount of traffic
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Traffic is too congested and people in a rush do dangerous things to get through or around it.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Congestion. The traffic doesn't flow well and people in a rush do dangerous things to go around it or get through it.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Need to make arrangements for the overhwelming amounts of new construction homes
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Without dedicated turning lanes, traffic is backed-up often by people turning left. Additionally, there is no shoulder for walking or bicycling between communities. Having two dedicated lanes in each direction should ease these challenges significantly.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Traffic that comes to a stand still for no apparent reason other than too many cars. Light cycles do not last long enough to clear traffic.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
We could use a light at 42 & Motorcycle Rd. Hard to see entrance at night & turn is dangerous as cars have to really come out far from Motorcycle road to see traffic (going fast) on 42. Also turning into developments on 42 is a nightmare.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Inattentiveness, excessive speed, and blind spots @ wood haven lane and 42. Gridlock between cracker barrel and 50.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
People speeding
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I’ve been here since ‘72 and have witnessed the 40/42 explosion. As a former member of CVFD I saw the chaos on NC 42 before the addition of traffic lights and the improvements after. The area is not going to stop growing anytime soon; therefore, the widening of 42 is very much needed. Unfortunately this isn't a “Field of Dreams” and everyone has to come before the state will build it. Much like the addition of the traffic lights, widening will greatly improve commuter safety, ease of travel, and access to homes and businesses.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I would like to bicycle here but it's just too dangerous.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Sudden stops due to traffic lights and turning vehicles, as well as having to go around disabled/stopped vehicles.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Lack of visibility especially between Cornwallis and Amelia Church.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
people NOT doing the speed limit in the 55. They just go 40mph and hold up traffic. adding an additional passing lane would be great IF people would actually use it vs just blocking it.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Heavy traffic flow. Too much stop and go.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Slow traffic and backup of traffic in 2 lanes
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Narrow road with minimal shoulder paired with high traffic volume (a lot of tailgating and sudden braking) makes the road feel rather unsafe. There is nowhere to go.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
General congestion and any of traffic
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Having to wait through multiple light cycles at 42 and Cornwallis as well as 42 and Cleveland School Road.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
People will cut into the left lane heading East on 42 coming out of the 40-42 area just past Wal mart. Traffic also backs up rapidly and suddenly approaching the Cornwallis interchange.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Very heavy traffic during morning and evening rush hours can sometimes add 20 mins to commute time. It can be very frustrating when your sitting in traffic a mile from your home.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
No one seems to know the speed limit because there are not many signs.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Too many people
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Road needs widened to support traffic from clayton to US40. It's amazing how quickly large developments are going up, yet roads aren't improved to handle the large increases. Either limit the amount of housing development, or increase infrastructure.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Speeds should be able to maintain 55 mph the entire distance. Traffic crosses on 42 should be minimized. Additional lanes are needed for traffic, longer turn lanes as well.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Left turns onto 42 can be a bit dicey. More controlled turning points are needed, at least during peak travel times.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Lots of congestion, traffic backs up on Cornwallis so back, I cant get into or out of my subdivision - Austin Pond
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Long waits at intersections, frustrated, angry drivers. Traffic is heavy, moves slowly and contributes to drivers frustrations. Traffic is heavy most of the day now, not just during commutes. Bridges should be four lanes to assist in traffic flow
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
In traveling this road, I have witnessed a number of accidents. During busy times, traffic backs up and people get impatient causing real problems.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
People making left turns where there isn't a turning lane causes traffic to back up in a dangerous way in an area with a high speed limit.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Traffic is slow and overwhelming. You have to stop for almost every light or wait sometimes for 2 lights.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Infrastructure is way behind development.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Rt. 42 from Glen Laurel to through the intersection with Buffalo Rd. Is in urgent need of upgrading as soon as possible.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Cars pulling out in front of traffic without stopping for traffic signs.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I would like to see a restricted access off of NC 42 at the I-40 area, similar to what California does. They choose a major intersection and build access roads parallel to the main street on both sides of that main street. This idea allows the access to businesses from this parallel access road only and you don't hold up traffic that is trying to turn off of or onto NC-42. You can only get onto the access road at the intersection of NC 1010 and NC 42 and this keeps the traffic flowing along NC-42 since there is no way to turn left or right off of NC-42 itself into a business. I wish that the 40/42 area had been built with this idea in mind. It would really keep the traffic flowing down NC 42
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Both pedestrian and cyclist are a concern; also if there is a wreck, it clogs up the lanes going both ways
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Highway 42 and Cornwallis Roads are very over crowded and dangerous
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Speed is also a concern. Too much development for the roads.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Overgrowth, this unbelievable amount of traffic
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Heading West on Hwy 42 from Walmart to Cleveland Rd is stupid. We need more than one lane to go West on Hwy 42. Hwy 42 should have 2 lanes in each direction from Hwy 70 Bypass to Hwy 50 at the least.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
too many driveway cuts at 40/42. not enough depth to left turn lanes
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Too much traffic so a lot of stopping and going and/or people cutting each other off.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Over abundance of vehicles traveling on this road. People getting road rage do to very low traffic speeds and congestion.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
The timing of lights is horrific. 42 and cornwallis is a nightmare. The walmart on 42 light is ridiculously long. As a jewbie here, one of my biggest complaints is lack of street signs and lack of visible street signs. Slso at the intesection of 40 and 42, on 42, traffic needs to stop on 42 so thise rurning off 40 have plenty of room to make a turn. The cars pull up too far.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
The traffic lights are horrific. 42 and cornwallis. Light by walmart.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
GET THE PANHANDLES OFF THE CORNERS
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Passing is also a safety concern
Traffic is aggressive & overwhelming
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High volume of traffic
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
merging lanes near glen laurel and hwy 70 overpass
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Speeders, dark at night, lane lines on 42, dislike having to switch lanes to stay straight on 42 near the bypass ramps
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Heavy traffic at peak times. too many people on one lane .
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
traffic will only get worse due to the housing developments going in Johnston County
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Bottlenecks from lights during high traffic times
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Add separate left turn lanes at major intersections and shopping centers.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
The traffic on 42 will be the only reason I ever decide to leave Johnston County
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Intersection at Castleberry is terrifying. 42 during peak times is rough. Building all the neighborhoods back off of 42, Covered Bridge Rd, etc. should be curbed until the infanstructure catches up.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
1) Dangerous intersection @ exit ramp for eastbound business 70 & 42 due to poor line of sight & intersection of Regency Park Dr & 42 - frequent accidents
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Please help the Castleberry Road/42 East area! It’s a nightmare in the morning and afternoon!!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Unsafe slopes. Some are 20 feet down no more than 10 feet off the the travel lane.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
People driving too slow.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Slow going and VERY concerned about the integrity of the 2 lane, cracked and dilapidated bridge going over the Neuse River. After very heavy rain the river current is extremely strong and one of these days is going to take that bridge with it. I just hope no one is on it when it does.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
No Guard Rails
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
NCDOT Poll:
Question 9: Do you think N.C. 42 needs to be widened by adding an additional travel lane in each direction?
Yes
No
Not sure
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NCDOT Poll:
Question 10: What would be your key objectives for improving the N.C. 42 corridor?
Improve traffic flow (reduced congestion)
Provide more turn lanes
Improve safety for everyone (motorist, bicyclists, pedestrians)
Improve walking infrastructure
Improve biking infrastructure
Other (Please comment below)
Not sure / I don't know
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Timing the traffic lights!
ReplyFlag12 Agreeone month ago
Provide more PROTECTED left turn lights on Hwy 42 from Hwy 50 to I-40. There are NONE!
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Would improve traffic safety for all
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
Mix some of the traffic lights along 42 and replace them with some roundabouts? These keep traffic flowing smoothly and drivers happy!
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Add additional lanes for all left and right turns.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Reducing traffic noise to the neighborhoods along 42 !
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Congested area needs relief
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Dot, your proposal exists in leland at the piggly wiggly and 74. Flows well but is difficult to maneuver at first. J
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Adding sidewalks between 70 business and Amelia Church at least. So sad that kids can’t walk to school/downtown/Clayton Center from neighborhoods off 42 like Ellington due to the traffic and safety concerns on 42.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Need to enforce the speed limits
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Should probably plan for six lanes, because by the time this project starts and is completed, four lanes will not be adequate.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Add some sidewalks
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Just need additional lanes
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
More use of roundabouts and how about a local bus along 42 to decrease all the traffic? I would use it!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Too much traffic passes thru the 42 corridor currently. Adding additional lanes will increase the ADT (average daily traffic) for the area. I would think that reducing the volume of vehicles would be a better goal.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago

PART 3: Interactive Map

Use the map to identify an area or specific locations along N.C. 42 where your key objectives would be focused.

NCDOT Poll:
You can zoom to the location of your concern and either add a line or pin with your comment.
Limit the amount of building permits in the area until infrastructure can handle the influx of outsiders moving here
ReplyFlag12 Agreeone month ago
42 and cornwallis rd......traffic at rush hour are bad
ReplyFlag10 Agreeone month ago
Whole length of the 42 West from 70 Business to the 40/42 Interchange
ReplyFlag9 Agreeone month ago
Winston Rd @ Cornwallis needs a light. Making a left is dangerous and difficult. Cornwallis - 42 congestion at rush hour is horrific. Stop issuing building permits until this is resolved.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
The 40 interchange is a nightmare.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Cornwallis backs way up on weekday mornings from where I live starting at 6:15am, where it meets 42; the light letting traffic onto 42 from Lowe’s and the goodwill store; the street that has McDonLds and Food Lion—the traffic backs up so far trying to get on 42, I’m often blocked from entering the Food Lion parking lot or, waiting in line in traffic trying to turn left onto 42–the light is way too short; the light at 42 where CVS and Walgreens are—it’s dangerous and often backed up.
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
All of 42 should be widened not just a portion of it.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Too bad 42east isn’t also included in this plan. Especially the bridge over the Neuse River.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
DOT needs to STOP saying all of these new neighborhoods won't affect traffic. The Town of Clayton won't stop approving neighborhoods & the excuse that DOT says it won't change traffic gets old.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
The development owns NC, no planning, no mandated infrastructure improvements tied to development. Impact fee these developers already. I have been in the area 20 years and 42 used to be empty at night. The development community have been pigs at the trough.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
the section from 40 to Raleigh Road has entirely to much traffic. An additional interchange at the enter section of 40 and Cleveland Road would eliminate a great deal of traffic that presently uses the Hwy 42 entersetion.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Hwy 50 to Hwy 70 Bypass should be 2 lanes each direction with turn lanes, shoulders for breakdowns and bicycle lanes.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
This area on 42 has gotten sooo busy during rush hour. The lengthening of the turn lane helped a lot.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
42 east needs help the traffic light hasn’t helped much yet and at Rush hour it back up almost all the way to us 70....
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
What about 42 from 70 out Harris Teeters?
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Traffic is bad from one end of this area to the other
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
42 east need attention as well.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
42 east really needs expanded too. It can barley handle the traffic and this area is constantly growing
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
From Cleveland School Road to Cornwallis needs to be completely overhauled. Trying to get from Cornwallis to 42/50 can take up to 30 minutes some days. Light cycles at 40/42 need to be studied.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Please turn your attention to Hwy 42 EAST of Clayton (from Hwy 70 business to Buffalo Road). The congestion has moved from frustrating to dangerous.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
42 from the other side of Clayton hwy to Fuquay needs to be 4 lanes!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Sidewalks
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Traveling on 42 going to 40!is over crowded and the lights at 40/42 are not timed right which crates bottle necks . Cornwallis Roads are over crowded and are backed up to the bridge at Pleasant Woods Development. The County is over building creating roads to be outdated
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Limit subdivisions
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
left turn onto hamby often backs up traffic on lombard
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Entirely too much traffic for a two lane road.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
More use of roundabouts and how about a local bus along 42 to decrease all the traffic? I would use it!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Too many cars
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Too much congestion thru this area at all times of the day, but especially at rush hour.
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I think there should be another lane on 42 by castle berry road
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Safer and more efficient exchange from business 70 to 42W
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PART 4: Your feedback

This section allows you to give your feedback and express your opinion through a poll and an open comments section. (2 questions)

NCDOT Poll:
Question 11: Overall, how supportive are you of the N.C. 42 Widening Project?
Very supportive
Somewhat supportive
Neutral
Somewhat unsupportive
Very unsupportive
Not sure / I don't know
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NCDOT Poll:
Question 12: If you do not support the project, why? (Choose all that apply.)
I'm concerned about impacts to my property.
Extra lanes are not needed
The median will change access to my house
The median will change access to my business
The median will change access to my neighborhood
I do not like U-turns
Other (please comment below)
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u turns will cause problems. I do think a middle turn lane is a good solution.
ReplyFlag5 Agreeone month ago
This comment hits the nail on the head. By putting a median in and forcing U-turns, you will be creating a monster problem without any benefit. Putting a center turn lane that will allow free access to both directions of 42 will avoid backups while averting the additional backups that would be caused from literally hundreds of vehicles having to make U-turns every day.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
U turns cause traffic backups. Medians are not good for a road like this and are not the right solution. Will lead to more serious accidents
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
U turns are a TERRIBLE idea
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
This will increase the volume of vehicles from and to the other collector roads.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
What is this junk about u turns and medians? 4 lanes with Center turn lane is the way to go. Why is that not being considered?
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
The growth demands 4 lanes both 42 West and 42 East.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Needs to be done
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Better include hwy 210 NOW
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Only approve of widening if accommodations are made for bicycles and pedestrians. Complete Streets!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
u turns...yeah go look at spring lake. derp, derp, derp, made it to my hizzle.
Roundabouts with fountains and statues. mmm, yeah. That one in coral gables, do that.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I'm worried what construction will do to my commute time
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Please limit the amout of developments going in. This is only making things worse.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Umm... another wake forest/cary/apex/morrisville type thing is coming whether you like it or not. Buck up and take your licks or move to Benson, the next sprawl.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Impact of construction for however long it takes to do this!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Parts of 42 currently have turn lanes (between 40 and Cleveland Rd. for example) and I feel that causes more problems/accidents then it prevents. Divided highway is the way to go, much safer and less confusing.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I’m concerned about the amount of time the construction will take
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Concerned about safety and ease of use during construction
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Construction projects seem to take YEARS and cause worse traffic problems. This needs to be done, but quickly.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
i support the project
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Traffic congestion durning widening
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Widen it ASAP.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
More use of roundabouts and how about a local bus along 42 to decrease all the traffic? I would use it!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
U-turns will cause backups which shifts the congestion issue from travel lanes to turns. This solution may be practical for rural roads like Hwy 401 near Rolesville but this idea is not practical at all for areas closer to the town of Clayton.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Length of time to complete. This is buracracy at its worst
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
The growth de
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Expand 42 east as well
ReplyFlag10 Agreeone month ago
They've already got a plan for widening 42 East from Glen Laurel to Flowers Crossroads. Supposedly construction will begin sometime in 2018.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Entire stretch should also have bicycle lanes
ReplyFlag9 Agreeone month ago
Maybe try Cary
ReplyFlag6 Agreeone month ago
Haha! Clayton: Cary-Like Area Yankees Tried Out Next!
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
HWY 42 East desperately needs additional lanes from Glen Laurel Road to at least Buffalo Raod to ease traffic nightmare.
ReplyFlag4 Agreeone month ago
Time is of the essence! Be swift!
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
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ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
"Time is of the essence! Be swift!"
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Needs to happen soon, should be 2 lanes both directions with a center turn lane. Medians are a horrible idea and the majority of drivers are going to dislike that idea
ReplyFlag3 Agreeone month ago
bicycle lanes would be great. these lanes would provide access into Clayton and the Mountain to Sea Trail
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Bike lanes and sidewalks would be a great addition to 42. Again, widening of all 42 should be the focus of project, not just a section.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Roundabouts; sidewalks to increase pedestrian traffic and their safety; bus service down Cornwallis and onto 42 (both East & West) that makes stops along 42 at the most frequently visited businesses and then turns left by CVS and makes the circle back to the Cornwallis area; bike lanes to increase use and safety of those who ride bikes; etc.
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
Make it happen! I'm a democrat and a liberal, so I want to pay more in taxes if it means better infrastructure! Do eet! DOO EET NAOW!!
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
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"Make it happen! I'm a democrat and a liberal, so I want to pay more in taxes if it means better infrastructure! Do eet! DOO EET NAOW!!"
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
It is important for the economic development of the area as well as the over all safely of the users of 42 to widen the highway
ReplyFlag2 Agreeone month ago
They've already got a plan for widening 42 East from Glen Laurel to Flowers Crossroads. Supposedly construction will begin sometime in 2018.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Benson Rd between Timber Drive and 42 REALLY needs to be widened.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
I think it's important to consider the visual impact of of widening 42. Some attention should be paid to softening the appearance of such a wide roadway with plantings. This is a beautiful area that shouldn't sacrifice all of it's charms for cold hard efficiency.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Expand 42 from 1010 at Fuquay to Clayon
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
42 from Fuquay-Varina to 70 is always extremely busy, but it's no longer at rush hour. 42 & Cornwallis is ridiculous. I've sat in traffic at that intersection for 20 minutes more than once.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
U turns slow down traffic. 4 lanes with Center turn lane and stop lights with turn arrows at the highest traffic area. And this project should have been done 10 years ago before it got this congested. Hurry up!
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Not being able to turn left onto 42 from Neuse Colony Estates is not acceptable. A U-turn at Motor Cycle Rd is much too far away.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
Please account for future traffic patterns at potentially large intersections - Shotwell and 70 is a good example of a major intersection that could have been planned for better. I would hate to see the same happen at Cornwallis or Amelia Church, depending on potential development patterns in the area.
ReplyFlag1 Agreeone month ago
A proper shoulder would help disabled vehicles stay out or travel lanes, and will enable cyclists and golf carts to travel more safely.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Surrounding areas and hwy 50 are gridlocked due to 40 and 42 congestion. Too much development with seemingly nothing to update infrastructure along the southern Wake access roads to our highways
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I feel that 42 East does need more lanes added, including turning lanes. There is a high volume of traffic, which will be increasing quite a bit with all of the new developments being added. Adding a bicycle lane would be beneficial also.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Bike lanes and sidewalks
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Bailing out next year because this area has been ruined by the lack of forward thinking and planning. Everyone uses Cornwallis road as their shortcut to avoid i40. Can’t get out of my subdivision that I built in 20 years ago. This is how they do it in NC. Just think all the east/west roads in north Raleigh weren’t expanded until the area had been built up for 20-30 years and then it was funded by Raleigh. No hope for us out in the unincorporated county.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
It’s very bad out on Cornwallis and 42. I have to be allowed to turn by others to access my neighborhood
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Hwy 40 & 42 & 50 will all need widening before u finish ~! the traffic backing up on all three is only getting worse`! we have to start somewhere fast~!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
No uturns... they were a nightmare in Wilmington
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Most ppl are trying to get to Cleveland Rd. If Cleveland Rd had an entrance/exit to 40, we could avoid 40/42 a lot during rush hour.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I support this project - however, you need to upgrade the side-roads to support the expected traffic both to and from Route 42. Please start with street lights as it is difficult to make left-hand turns at night with the existing traffic.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Please do consturction at night and mid day. Please DO NOT do construction during morning and evening work travel days during the week. This is a failure I've seen over and over again on this small teo lane roads.
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I would like to see a restricted access off of NC 42 at the I-40 area, similar to what California does. They choose a major intersection and build access roads parallel to the main street on both sides of that main street. This idea allows the access to businesses from this parallel access road only and you don't hold up traffic that is trying to turn off of or onto NC-42. You can only get onto the access road at the intersection of NC 1010 and NC 42 and this keeps the traffic flowing along NC-42 since there is no way to turn left or right off of NC-42 itself into a business. I wish that the 40/42 area had been built with this idea in mind. It would really keep the traffic flowing down NC 42
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Cornwallis/white oak also needs to be expanded, traffic in throughout the day can be unbearable at times; with all the construction going on, the infrastructure in all of the Clayton/Garner area wasn't made to handle all of this traffic
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
The County and State need to work together on the roads and building of any new developments. Right now the County wants to pack as many new huge developments and next t take inconsideration into outdated roads . There should be a slow down in building till all the roads are updated
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
The infrastructure in Clayton needs to keep up with the developments. There are entirely too many roof tops and not enough roads to handle the traffic
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
realignment of Guy Road and the future south connector would be great addition along with dead ending barber mill road at NC 42. It would get rid of y-intersection at West Clayton. this project would be great time to fix
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
sidewalks from 70BYP into Downtown Clayton would be great addition
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
There have been accidents on Hwy 42 between Walmart and Cornwallis which has caused standstills. People make u-turns and have go back to Cleveland Rd. to Hwy 50 and to Timber Dr to get to White Oak. Hopefully the additional turn lane at Cornwallis will help that problem in the future.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
the is misspelled in intro into section three of survey and
I 40 is referred to as US 40 in section 2 where asked what roads you use
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
More use of roundabouts and how about a local bus along 42 to decrease all the traffic? I would use it! Also bike lanes.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
42 East needs as much help as 42 West/40 area. Flowers area continues to develop and Castleberry Rd already causes major delays with left turns.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Put a toll at the wake county and Johnston County line on Hwy 70 business. Because people who live in Smithfield and other eastern towns do not take the 70 bypass. They come straight through 70 business. Are some people scared of the bypass? There's the Ranch Rd. Exit can be used. Another bad idea is having a road that connects 42East to the Clayton post office. People run the stop signs in front of the post office many times. I almost got hit at least five times.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
There is an apartment complex in near future by 42 and Glen Laurel which will increase traffic. Where will be the connection to 42 for those apartments?
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Several people's comments were addressed to the part of 42 East towards Flowers. There needs to be another survey to gather feedback for that part of 42.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
U-Turns are not the panacea. Some cars are too big, others don't use turn signals. Left turns need to be made safer and congestion needs to be reduced.
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
More use of roundabouts and how about a local bus along 42 to decrease all the traffic? I would use it!
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
Cleveland Rd from 42 to 210 needs to be 4 lanes
ReplyFlagAgreeone month ago
I believe this should be prioritized over the widening of 42 east, based solely on subjective experience using both roads at various times of day - 42 west is always busier.
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