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The project logo R-5851: US17andNC904

The project logo R-5851: US17andNC904

Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
have been suspended.


The NC Department of Transportation is proposing to convert intersection at U.S. 17 and N.C. 904 to a reduced conflict intersection in Brunswick County.

STIP project R-5851 will construct concrete islands in the center of the existing intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 904 and turn lanes with U-turn bulbs approximately 1,000 feet on either side of the intersection.

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Purpose and Need:

STIP project R-5851 will convert intersection at U.S. 17 and N.C. 904 to a reduced conflict intersection in Brunswick County, NC.


An RCI is a Reduced Conflict Intersection, which is designed to reduce potential collisions for vehicles and pedestrians by allowing drivers from a side road to only turn right. To go the other direction, or cross the highway, they then would pull into a dedicated lane to make a U-turn, and then go straight or turn right at the intersection.


The purpose for this project is to improve safety and traffic flow at the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 904. By constructing concrete islands in the middle of the intersection and redirecting traffic to U-turn bulbs on either side of the intersection, motorists will be given a safer way to merge onto U.S. 17 and can access N.C. 904 without having to wait for all lanes to clear, reducing wait time.

Public Involvement

Public Meetings

A public meeting was held on July 8, 2019 in Henderson, NC to obtain stakeholder and public input regarding the project's design.  



  July 8, 2019


 Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary   School

 250 Pea Landing Road

 Ash, NC 28420


  5-7 p.m.


Public Meeting Map from U.S. 1 to N.C. 904 

Project Funding

 This project is listed as Project R-5851 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $3 million.



 Estimated Amount*

   Project Development & Design   $       260,215
   Property Acquisition   $       520,000
   Construction   $    2,400,000
   Total Cost   $    3,180,215

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


Project Timeline



  Public Meeting 1

       July 8, 2019

 Planning Document        March 2020
  Right of Way Acquisition            April 2020
  Construction Begins            June 2022

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change


Michael Bass

Project Manager

NCDOT Division Highway 3

5501 Barbados Boulevard

Castle Hayne, NC  28429



Tommy Register, PE

NCDOT Consultant Project Manager

TGS Engineers

706 Hillsborough Street Suite 200

Raleigh, NC  27612

        919-773-8887 ext. 108

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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