Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing roadway improvements at the intersection of N.C. 50 (Benson Road) and Ten-Ten Road (S.R. 1010).  The purpose of this project is to relieve congestion and improve traffic operations to an acceptable level of service.  Currently, there is a single dedicated left-turn lane and a single dedicated right-turn lane on N.C. 50 to facilitate turns onto Ten-Ten Road.

The project proposes to construct dual left-turn lanes on N.C. 50 at the intersection with Ten-Ten Road and widen Ten-Ten Road to construct a receiving lane.  Adding dual left-turn lanes on N.C. 50 and a receiving lane on Ten-Ten Road will create safer conditions for drivers turning off of N.C. 50 by improving traffic flow.  

Project History 

The Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) law includes a provision for a funding allocation to local governments based on funding contributed by the local government to transportation projects or revenue from tolling. This bonus allocation can be used to fund the construction of other eligible highway projects.

Early in 2020, the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) received notice from NCDOT that there would be a bonus allocation to CAMPO from the N.C. 540 project. This intersection project was one of several selected by CAMPO for the bonus allocation funding. NCDOT began project development work in early 2021.

Project Funding


Estimated Cost*

   Property Acquisition  $       370,000  
   Utilities  $       240,000  
   Construction Costs  $    2,700,000  
   Total Cost  $    3,310,000  

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

Project Timeline



  Environmental DocumentJanuary 2023  
  Right of Way Acquisition Begins  April 2023  
  Utility Relocation BeginsMarch 2024  
  Construction Begins        March 2025  

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change


Matthew Nolfo

NCDOT Highway Division 5

1575 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1575

984-215-6615   Code  8321

 John Twisdale, Jr., PE, CPM

Consultant Project Manager (TGS Engineers)

706 Hillsborough Street, Ste 200

Raleigh, NC  27603

984-215-6615   Code  8321


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All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations

incorporated into designs where feasible.   

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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.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos


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