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The project logo R-5759: NC115-N-Wilkesboro

The project logo R-5759: NC115-N-Wilkesboro

The NC Department of Transportation is proposing to widen N.C. 115 from U.S. 421 to 2nd Street in North Wilkesboro. 

State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Project No. R-5759 proposes to improve N.C. 115 from U.S. 421 to N.C. 18 (Second Street) in North Wilkesboro.  Some intersections will be upgraded to roundabouts to improve traffic flow.  In some areas, a 16-foot left turn lane will be provided.  The proposed improvements include 4-foot bike lanes.  A sidewalk will be added to the south side of N.C. 115 within the North Wilkesboro city limits. 

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Purpose and Need:

STIP project R-5759 proposes to widen N.C. 115 from U.S. 421 to 2nd Street in North Wilkesboro, NC.


As part of the R-5759 project, two traffic roundabouts are proposed: at N.C. 115 and Armory Road/Old U.S. 421, and at N.C. 115 and Speedway Boulevard. Roundabouts tend to increase traffic efficiency and reduce collision risk due to eliminating right-angle and left-turning conflicts. Two options to better facilitate school-bound traffic are under consideration to increase safety, reduce traffic delays, and enhance access to the Wright Elementary School.

Public Involvement

Public Meetings

A public meeting was held on July 9, 2019 in North Wilkesboro, NC to obtain stakeholder and public input regarding the project's design.  


  July 9, 2019


NCDOT Highway Division 11

801 Statesville Road

North Wilkesboro, NC 28659


  4-7 p.m.


Public Meeting Maps:

Map 1: U.S. 421 to Hunter Road

Map 2: Speedway Boulevard to Hunter Road

Map 3: Old N.C. 80 to Old U.S. 421

Map 4: Old U.S. 421 to Highland Drive

Map 5: Armory Road to Second Street

Project Funding

 This project is listed as Project R-5759 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $36.6 million.


Estimated Amount*

   Prior Years' Costs  $   1,000,000
   Utilities  $     900.000
   Property Acquisition  $   7,500,000
   Construction Costs  $  27,200,000  
   Total Cost  $  36,600,000

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

Project Timeline



  Preliminary Design Complete  Winter/Spring 2018-19

  Public Meeting 1

  November 2018

  Study Finalized  Spring 2019
  2nd Public Meeting  July 2019
  Right of Way Acquisition   Fall 2019
  Construction Begins  2021

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change


Ramie Shaw

Project Team Lead

NCDOT Division Highway 11

PO Box 250

North Wilkesboro, NC  28659



Ken Gillard

Project Consultant


343 E. Six Forks Road, Suite 200

Raleigh, NC  27609



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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