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The project logo U-5826: Falls Of Neuse

The project logo U-5826: Falls Of Neuse

​Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
have resumed.



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 presented at the open house public meeting held in August of 2017:  

  • 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.


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.

Alternative 2 selected as 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.


Following discussions with the City of Raleigh, additional modifications to the recommended alternative were made.    A 'best-fit' widening alternative was developed.  

A map of the Recommended Alternative is available here: 


Project Cost and Timeline



MilestoneAlternative 1Alternative 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


Milestone       Date*
Public meeting       August 24, 2017  
NCDOT Recommended Alternative             November 2017  
Right of Way Plans Complete           Summer 2018  
Right-of-way Acquisition           Summer 2018  
Construction                   Fall 2021  

* 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.

Open House Public Meeting

October 16, 2018
4-7 p.m. 

Lifepointe Church 
9500 Durant Road
Raleigh, NC


The Map presented at the October 16, 2018 meeting can be viewed using the link below:


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.


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                  Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure              Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

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