Project Overview

With U.S. 401 being an important link between Fayetteville, Lillington and Raleigh and the population increasing in the area, traffic conditions will only get worse intersections are not improved to handle the increased traffic demands.

Approximately 59,800 vehicles pass through the intersection at Ligon Mill Road/Mitchell Mill Road every day, resulting in delays and congestion. By 2040, traffic will increase to approximately 93,200 vehicles per day.   At th eintersection at Perry Creek road and U.S. 401 currently 55,000 vehicles pass through the intersection daily with approximately 93,200 anticipated by 2040. Due to the increase in traffic at the intersection of U.S. 401 and Perry Creek, U-5748 is being expanded to include improvements to the intersection.

As Development occurs along, and adjacent to U.S. 401, traffic is rapidly increasing and roadway improvements are needed to manage this increased traffic.  Currently, NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) Project U-5748 proposes to provide improvements at U.S. 401 and Ligon Mill Road/Mitchell Mill Road.   This project includes improvements along U.S. 401 from just south of Ligon Mill Road to Forestville Road as well as at the intersection.  A map of the improvements proposed as part of U-5748 at Ligon Mill Road/Mitchell Mill Road can be viewed here

The proposed improvements at Perry Creek Road include conversion to a Reduced Conflict Intersection with U-turn areas located either side of the intersection. A map of the proposed improvements can be viewed below.


In December 2018 NCDOT held a meeting to provide information on Project U-5748.  There were multiple alternatives presented and in early 2019, Alternative 7 (Continuous Flow Intersection at Mitchell Mill Road and realignment of Ligon Mill Road to create a "T" intersection north of the existing location) was selected.

As improvements to the Ligon Mill/Mitchell Mill intersection are completed, traffic will no longer be metered and without some improvements the Perry Creek intersection, traffic will begin to back up into the project area.  The Perry Creek improvements are necessary to enhance the functionality of the project. 

Project Funding   

Estimated Perry Creek Road   Costs*

                  Estimated Total             Project Costs*  

Right of Way

$     497,500  

$   2,636,500   


$  5,300,000  

$ 34,700,000   

Total Cost


$ 37,336,500   

*Estimated costs are submect to change.  Vased on currently adopted N.C. State Transportation Improvement Program. 

Project Schedule


Approved Designs


Right of Way Acquisition                                  


Begin Construction


End Construction


*Future dates are preliminary and subject to change. 

Project Map


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Project Comments

 Due to Covid-19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings until further notice.


The public is encouraged to leave any questions or comments using this website or the project email or phone number.


Project Email: [email protected]

Project Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter project code  


To be included in this phase of project development, comments should  be submitted by January 21, 2022.  


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Do you understand how the traffic would flow through this intersection after the improvements are complete?

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Do you have questions regarding the proposed improvements?

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Do you have any comments for the project team regarding the project to make improvements to the intersection of U.S. 401 and Perry Creek Road?

Project Contact:

John Conforti, REM

Project Manager

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1581

Project Contact:

Neil Dean, PE

Projet Manager


5438 Wade Park Blvd  Suite 200

Raleigh, NC  27607


Project Email: [email protected]

Project Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter project code 3525   


To be included in this phase of project development, comments should  be submitted by January 21, 2022.  



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