Project Overview 

NCDOT proposes to construct a Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) on U.S. 17 at two intersections near Shallotte. The designs have been developed to reduce the number of conflict points where a crash can occur, and simplify how traffic moves through the intersections.

 

RCI of  U.S. 17 at Main Street/Frontage Road N.W.: 

  • Drivers on U.S. 17 will follow their usual path

  • Raised medians will redirect drivers on Main Street/Frontage Road N.W. to turn right onto U.S. 17.

  • To go the other direction on U.S. 17, or to cross the highway, drivers will pull into a dedicated lane to make a U-turn.

  • The existing traffic signal would be removed. 

 

RCI of  U.S. 17 at Main Street/Old Shallotte Road: 

  • Drivers on U.S. 17 will follow their usual path

  • Raised medians will redirect drivers on Main Street/Old Shallotte Road to turn right onto U.S. 17.

  • To go the other direction on U.S. 17, or to cross the highway, drivers will pull into a dedicated lane to make a U-turn.

  • The existing traffic signal would be removed

  • Additional modifications of the intersection include:

    • Wildwood Street N.W. will be realigned to connect to Old Shallotte Road further away from the intersection.

    • East Coast Lane will be realigned to connect to the realigned Wildwood Street N.W.

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. 

For more information on reduced conflict, please watch the following video or visit the NCDOT Reduced Conflict webpage.

 

 

Public Involvement

A public meting was previously held on June 2019. 

 

 

Project Comments

All comments from the June 2019 public meeting were taken into consideration.

Responses to Public Comments 

 

 

Public Meeting Maps

Intersection of U.S. 17 at Main Street/Frontage Road N.W.

Intersection of U.S. 17 at Main Street/Old Shallotte Road

 

Project Funding:  

 

Estimated Amount*

Utilities

$173,000

Right-of-Way

$76,000

Construction

$9,500,000

Total Cost

$10,436,000

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

Project Timeline: 

Milestone

Date*

Begin Project Planning & Development of Designs

January 2019

Public Meeting

June 2019

Complete Environmental Documentation

October 2021

Right-of-Way Begins

November 2024

Construction Begins

June 2025

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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Project Contact Information

Michael Bass

NCDOT Division 3 Project Manager

5501 Barbados Blvd.

Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Project Email Address: [email protected]

 

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