Skip Navigation

The project logo U-6017- NC54-NC49-Graham

The project logo U-6017- NC54-NC49-Graham

INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENTS ON N.C. 54 AT N.C. 49 IN GRAHAM, ALAMANCE COUNTY

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to make improvements to the intersection of N.C. 54 (East Harden Street) and N.C. 49 (East Elm Street) in Graham, Alamance County. 

Vicinity Map:

Interactive Study Area Map:

Map is for informational purposes only and reflects the approximate boundaries of the area in which environmental studies for the project will be conducted.

 

 

Project Overview:

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes improvements to the intersection of N.C. 54 (East Harden Street) at N.C. 49 (East Elm Street) in Graham, Alamance County. 

The purpose of the project is to improve traffic operations and pedestrian accessibility.  Two alternatives are being evaluated.

  • Alternative No. 1 would:

    • provide 12-foot travel lanes through the intersection

    • add concrete medians at all approaches to the intersection

    • increase the length of turn lanes to provide additional vehicle storage capacity

    • add an additional dedicated left turn lane for southbound East Elm Street

    • provide 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of East Harden Street and East Elm Street throughout the extent of the project

    • provide pedestrian crosswalks 

To reduce vehicle conflicts near the intersection, the existing connection between Walker Avenue and East Elm Street would be eliminated. 

 

  • Alternative No. 2 would:

    • replace the existing signalized intersection with a hybrid roundabout intersection

    • provide 12-foot travel lanes 

    • provide a dual left-turn through the roundabout for the southbound East Elm Street to eastbound East Harden Street movement 

    • add a dedicated right turn “slip lane” for westbound East Harden Street, allowing free flow movement through the roundabout for traffic heading north on East Elm Street   

    • provide 5-foot sidewalks on both sides of East Harden Street and East Elm Street throughout the extent of the project

    • provide pedestrian crosswalks

To reduce vehicle conflicts near the intersection, the existing connection between Walker Avenue and East Elm Street would be eliminated. 

Public Input:

Due to Covid 19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings.  Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format on this website beginning April 12, 2021. The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the proposed alternatives concepts below

 

Comments may be submitted below, via email to [email protected] or by calling 855-925-2801 and entering project code 8358

Comments should be submitted by May 10, 2021

Public Meeting Map:

Map 1 Alternate 1 East Harden St at East Elm St

 Map 2 Alternate 2 East Harden St at East Elm St 


 A video explaining how to read a public hearing or meeting map can be viewed below. The video contains information on colors used and symbology.

 

 

Roundabouts in North Carolina

 

 

 

Project Funding:

This project is listed as Project U-6017 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $ 3,260,000 million. Updated cost estimates have been prepared and are shown below.

 Activity

 Estimated Costs by Alternative*

  Cost Category

 Alternative No. 1

Alternative No. 2

 Project Development and Design **

$ 480,000

$ 480,000

  Utilities**

 $ 100,000

$ 100,000

  Property Acquisition**

$ 180,000

$ 180,000

  Construction Costs

 $ 1,975,008

$ 1,656,680

  Total Cost

 $ 2,735,008

$ 2,416,680

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on currently adopted NCDOT STIP.

 

Project Timeline:

 

Milestone

    Date*

Begin Project Planning and Development of Preliminary Desgins

March 2019

Public Outreach

April 2021

Refine Designs and Select Preferred Alternative

April 2021 - June 2021

Complete Environmental Document 

 July  2021

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

January 2022

Begin Construction  

 February 2023

* Future dates subject to change. 

Comments:

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method  

You may leave a comment or question below

Or

Email the comment or question to [email protected]

Or

 Phone Number: (855) 925-2801 Code: 8358

 

Would you like to be added to the project email or text list?
Which Alternative do you prefer?
Alternative A (traditional intersection with turn lane improvements)
Alternative B (roundabout)
No Preference
Click to view results
Which best describes how often you use this intersection? (Choose one)
Often (every day)
Regularly (at least once per week)
Sometimes (at least once per month)
Not Often (Less than once per month)
Click to view results
How do you travel through this intersection? (choose all that apply)
Click to view results
Do you have any comments or questions regarding the proposed project?

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

Rob Weisz

Project Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 7

1584 Yanceyville Street

Greensboro, NC  27405

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION

Matt Pickens

Project Consultant

Parsons Transportation

5540 Centerview Drive, Suite 217

Raleigh, NC  27606

Project Email Address: [email protected]

 Phone Number: (855) 925-2801 Code: 8358

RESOURCES FOR 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