Conceptual Corridors

The U.S. 70 project (U-5720) is in the early stages of development.  At the public meetings on October 30 and November 1, 2018, concepts for the main roadway (U.S. 70) and options being considered and examined for intersections along the corridor were provided for public review and comment. 

The study area shown is a broad survey area and is not intended to reflect any level of potential impacts. Direct impacts from the proposed project will be contained within the study area, but not all properties within the study area will be impacted.

Three Widening Concepts (north, south and upgrade existing) were considered for the improvement of U.S. 70. In the northern and southern widening concepts, a portion of the existing U.S. 70 would be retained as a service road providing access to adjacent land uses.

In addition, NCDOT is considering two design options for the proposed Sherron Road/South Miami Boulevard interchange: Option A - a Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) or Option B - a Tight Diamond Interchange.  Graphic depictions of these and the roadway concepts are shown below. 



Sherron Road/South Miami Boulevard - Interchange Options


Option A:  Single Point Urban Interchange (SPUI)



Option B:  Tight Diamond Interchange

What is Next?

Following the close of the public comment period on November 16, 2018, NCDOT and the project team have reviewed all comments from the public, local officials, other agencies and local planning organizations.  NCDOT is moving forward with recommendations for detailed study alternatives.  NCDOT will make a recommendation for a preferred alternative and designs will be prepared and presented in the winter of 2021 for public review and comment. 

Public Involvement


Public Meetings

Two Public Meetings were held on October 30 and November 1, 2018 to gather feedback on conceptual designs.

Public Meeting Maps:

U-5720 - Northern Concept 

U-5720 - Southern Concept



The next public meeting will be in the winter of 2021 for public review and comments on a preferred alternative and designs.

Project Funding

This project is listed as Project U-5720 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP) and is funded for $158 million.





Estimated Amount*

   Property Acquisition

 $  79.3 million


   $    2.5 million

   Construction Costs

$  74.1 million

   Previous Years' Cost

$   2.0 million

   Total Cost

  $ 158 million

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

Project Timeline 






  Second Public Meeting

Winter 2021

  Environmental Document Approved 

Summer 2022

  Right of Way Acquisition Begins

Summer 2026

  Construction Begins





* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change


Melanie Nguyen, PE

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1595 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1595



Robin Pugh, AICP

Consultant Project Manager

8601 Six Forks Road

Forum 1, Suite 700

Raleigh, NC  27615



Project Email:   [email protected]

Project Phone:   984-205-6615   Code:  3394 


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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