U-5890: Dabney Drive Upgrade
U-5890: Dabney Drive Upgrade
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The NC Department of Transportation is proposing to upgrade Dabney Drive (S.R. 1162) from Coble Boulevard to U.S. 158 Business in Vance County.
There are two concepts under consideration for this project:
Concept 1: Upgrade Dabney Drive to a one-way pair facility with Corbitt Road using the existing roadway and the former railroad corridor. On the one-way pair facility, eastbound traffic would utilize Dabney Drive and westbound traffic would utilize Corbitt Road. The current designs for Concept 1 propose two intersection options at Dabney Drive (S.R. 1162) and S. Garnett Street (U.S. 158):
- Option 1 proposes a traditional intersection, similar to the existing intersection
- Option 2 proposes a roundabout
Concept 2: Upgrade Dabney Drive to a four-lane divided facility with a raised median and curb and gutter.
Purpose and Need:
STIP project U-5890 will make upgrades to Dabney Drive (S.R. 1162) from Coble Boulevard to U.S. 158 Business in Vance County, NC.
The purpose for this project is to improve mobility along Dabney Drive, an important east-west route in Henderson. The Dabney Drive corridor is anticipated to experience increased delays by 2040, with moderate queuing at several intersections along the corridor. Another benefit of the proposed project is enhanced pedestrian and bicycle accommodations along Dabney Drive (S.R. 1162).
The section of Dabney Drive (S.R. 1162) from Coble Boulevard to U.S. 158 Business has been the subject of long-range planning at both the state and local level, including:
- The Vance County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) states Dabney Drive (S.R. 1162) is a thoroughfare that needs improvement to relieve existing congestion. The CTP recommends providing a one-way pair facility (two-lanes in each direction) from U.S. 158 Business to Cooper Drive, utilizing Corbitt Road to carry westbound traffic.
NCDOT, in collaboration with the City of Henderson and other stakeholders, has begun the planning and design of the proposed project. NCDOT is currently collecting information within the project study area for inclusion in the environmental document.
A public meeting was held on June 27, 2019 in Henderson, NC to obtain stakeholder and public input regarding the project's design.
|June 27, 2019|
E.M. Rollins Elementary School
1600 S. Garnett Street
Public Meeting Maps:
This project is listed as Project U-5890 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and is funded for $11.795 million.
|Prior Years Cost (includes Project Development)||$ 700,000|
|Property Acquisition||$ 2,285,000|
|Total Cost||$ 11,795,000|
* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on NCDOT STIP.
Public Meeting 1
June 27, 2019
|Environmental Document||Fall 2019|
|Right of Way Acquisition||Summer 2020|
|Construction Begins||Spring 2022|
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION
NCDOT Division Highway 5
2601 North Duke Street
Durham, NC 27704
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.