The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to Widen Falls of Neuse Road between I-540 and Durant Road in Raleigh.
The proposal would improve Falls of Neuse Road from the current five-lane undivided roadway to a six-lane median-divided roadway.
The purpose of the project is to improve traffic operations along Falls of Neuse Road.
Two alternatives were considered -
- Alternative 1
Widen Falls of Neuse primarily on the west side of the existing roadway.
- Alternative 2
Widen Falls of Neuse primarily on the east side of the existing roadway.
RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE SELECTED
After review of all comments received at the public meetings and throughout the comment period which concluded on September 27, 2017, a recommended alternative was selected for more detailed design work. Alternative 2 was selected as the recommended alternative.
minimizes the potential impacts on residential properties on the west side of Falls of Neuse including potential impacts to septic drain fields;
avoids major relocation of the Duke Energy power distribution line along the west side of Falls of Neuse;
has similar impacts to Alternative 1 with respect to business parking along the east side of Falls of Neuse; and
meets the congestion and safety improvement goals of the project.
Project Cost and Timeline
|Milestone||Alternative 1||Alternative 2|
|Utilities||$ 1,500,000||$ 0|
|Property Acquisition||$ 3,200,000||$ 4,300,000|
|Construction Costs||$ 7,700,000||$ 7,700,000|
|Total Cost||$ 12,400,000||$ 12,000,000|
* Estimated Costs are subject to change
|Public meeting||August 24, 2017|
|NCDOT Recommended Alternative||November 2017|
|Right of Way Plans Complete||Summer 2018|
|Right-of-way Acquisition||Summer 2018|
* Future Dates are subject to change
NCDOT conducted a public meeting to inform the public of the proposed project and to receive feedback.The meeting was held on August 24, 2017 and comments were received and reviewed following the close of the comment period on September 27, 2017.
Information on the project was also presented at the Raleigh Area Projects Meeting held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on November 8, 2017.
NCDOT representatives were available at both meetings to answer questions and receive comments. There was no formal presentation for the project at either meeting.
PUBLIC MEETING MAPS
Maps presented at the August 24 meeting can be viewed using the links below:
Alternative 1: Widen Falls of Neuse Primarily on the west side of the existing roadway:
Alternative 2: Widen Falls of Neuse primarily on the east side of the existing roadway:
COMMENTS RECEIVED / RESPONSES
Please click the link to open or download a copy of the Comments Received and Responses Provided by the Team
PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION
|Ben Upshaw, PE|
|Project Delivery Team Lead|
|NCDOT Division 5|
|2612 Duke Street|
|Durham, NC 27704|
Resources for Local Property Owners
Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.