U-5744: U.S. 70/N.C. 50 at Timber Drive/Hammond Road

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to upgrade the U.S. 70/N.C. 50 at-grade intersection with Hammond Road (S.R 2026)/Timber Drive (S.R. 2812) in Garner. The proposed intersection upgrade is located in Garner (Wake County), near the southern edge of Raleigh. This project is included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as Project No. U-5744. 

 

Vicinity Map:

 

Interactive Vicinity Map

 

ABOUT THE PROJECT

State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) No.  U-515 was a project developed and constructed in the 1990’s to extended Hammond Road on new location from Grovemont Road (S.R. 2720) to  Rush Street (S.R. 2683).  The project originally proposed to construct an interchange at the intersection of U.S. 70/N.C. 50 and Hammond Road Extension.  Due to lack of available funding at the time, the construction of the interchange was eliminated from consideration.

This intersection project was recently re-programmed and funded to complete needed improvements at the intersection as STIP No.  U-5744.

ESTIMATED COSTS

Activity         Estimated Cost*
  Project Development and Design   $    1,700,000 
  Right of Way Acquisition $    2,190,000 
  Construction Costs   $  15,048,000 
  Total Cost   $  18,938,000 

* Estimated Costs as shown in Current 2018-2027 STIP and are subject to change

TIMELINE

Milestone

Date*

 Public Meeting #1 March 2018 
 Environmental Document   Complete December 2018 
 Preliminary Design Complete December 2018 
 Right of Way Acquisition Begins June 2019 
 Construction Begins December 2020 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        *Future dates subject to change     

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

The NCDOT project team will review all feedback – regardless of how it is submitted (online, phone, email, or letter) – and explore options to incorporate comments and address concerns where and when feasible.  

PUBLIC MEETINGS

NCDOT will hold a public meeting on March 27, 2018.   Staff will be available to discuss the alternatives and answer questions.   

 

Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to any meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.

PUBLIC MEETING MAPS

Alternative 1:  Continuous Flow Intersection         Click Here                        

Alternative 2:   Single Point Urban Interchange     Click Here

What is a Continuous Flow Intersection?  (Alternative 1)

The Continuous Flow Intersection concept is an unconventional intersection concept whose goal is to reduce the number of conflicting movements at the main intersection in order to allow for more green time for the major street through traffic.

The Continuous Flow Intersection removes the conflict between left-turning vehicles and through traffic in the opposite direction by crossing the left-turn traffic to the left side of the roadway.

The crossing from the right side to the left side is accomplished at a midblock signalized intersection for each approach that will include the continuous flow lanes. 

Visualization of Continuous Flow Intersection on U.S. 70/N.C. 50 at  Timber Drive/Hammond Road

 

Watch a Youtube Video of how this type of intersection operates:  

 


What is a Single Point Urban Interchange? (Alternative 2)

A Single-Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) is a type of interchange where a single set of traffic signals at the center of the interchange controls all left turns.  

SPUI's

  • can be constructed where there would not be room for a standard interchange
  • can allow more vehicles to make a turn and clear the interchange in one traffic signal cycle
  • allows long, gradual turns so larger vehicles have more room to navigate

In this case, Timber Drive/hammond Road would be carried over U.S. 70/N.C. 50 via a bridge.  Timber/Hammond travelers would have an unobstructed, non-stop flow 

Left and right turn movements from Hammond/Timber as well as to Timber/Hammond would be controlled by a signal at the new intersection beneath the bridge.

Visualization of Single Point Urban Interchange on U.S. 70/N.C. 50 at Timber Drive/Hammond Road

Watch a Youtube Video of how this type of interchange operates:  

 

COMMENTS/QUESTIONS                                              

Comments may be submitted via phone, email or U.S. Mail to either of the individuals listed below or at any meeting.  All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.  All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations incorporated into designs where feasible.  

PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION       

                                                          

  Zahid Baloch, PE

  Steve Brown, PE

  Project Planning Engineer

  Senior Transportation Planner

  NCDOT Division 5

  HDR

  [email protected]

  [email protected]

  919-707-6012

  919-900-1647

  2612 North Duke Street

  Durham, NC 27704

  555 Fayetteville Street

  Raleigh, NC 27601

 

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

NCDOT Poll:
If you would like to be added to the project mailing/email list, please provide the following:
NCDOT Poll:
Do you have general comments you would like to give to the project team?
NCDOT Poll:
Is there a question you would like answered regarding the project?
NCDOT Poll:
Do you have a preference of alternative? If you have a preference, please indicate why you prefer this option.
Continuous Flow Intersection
Single Point Urban Interchange
I have no preference
I don't like either alternative
Select a response