Project Map:

U.S. 74 at Camden Street Reduced Conflict Intersection

 

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Reduced Conflict Intersection

Corridors with growing traffic volumes and high crash rates are good candidates for a reduced-conflict intersection.

A reduced-conflict intersection – sometimes referred to as a superstreet, a synchronized street or a median U-turn – ​is a general term used to describe several types of designs that can be used to improve safety and traffic flow on a highway. 

There are variations to the designs, but they all function the same by cutting more than half of the potential locations, o​​r conflict points, where drivers and pedestrians can collide. 

 

Simplifying How Traffic Moves

The most common type of reduced-conflict intersection design eliminates left turns from side roads onto busy main roads.

Raised medians direct traffic from the side road into turning right. When there is a safe opening in traffic, drivers enter the flow of traffic on the main route. To go the other direction, or cross the highway, they pull into a dedicated lane – typically les​s than 1,000 feet away – ​and make a U-turn. There might be a traffic signal at this location.

For more information on roundabouts, please watch the following video or visit the NCDOT Roundabout Webpage. 

 

Project Funding: 

 

Estimated Amount*

Total Construction Costs

$ 835,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on currently adopted NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

Project Timeline: 

Milestone

Date*

Project Postcard

Spring 2021

Construction

Summer 2021

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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: us74-camden@publicinput.com 

Project Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter project code 5652

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Project Contact:

Donald Harward

NCDOT Division Design Construction Engineer

716 West Main Street

Albemarle, NC 28001

Project Email Address: us71-camden@publicinput.com

Project Phone Number: 984-205-6615 enter project code: 5652

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