Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing roadway improvements at the intersection of N.C. 42 and Johnson Road (S.R. 2735).  The purpose of this project is to relieve congestion and improve traffic operations to an acceptable level of service.  The project proposes to construct a westbound left turn lane on N.C. 42. Presently, there are no left turn lanes at the project intersection. Drivers who want to turn left onto Johnston Road must stop and wait for an opening in oncoming traffic to make a turn. This increases the chance of a rear-end crash occurring at this intersection. By adding a left turn lane to the project intersection, this project will create safer conditions for turning drivers and improve traffic flow. 

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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 Amount*

   Property Acquisition  $       175,000
   Construction Costs  $    1,300,000
   Total Cost  $    1,475.000

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

Project Timeline



  Environmental Document February 2023
  Right of Way Acquisition Begins     May 2023
  Construction Begins       February 2025

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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Reid Davidson

NCDOT Highway Division 5

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1581

984-205-6615   Code 3269


John Twisdale, Jr.  PE,CPM

Consultant Project Manager - TGS Engineers

706 Hillsborough Street  Suite 200

Raleigh, NC  27603

984-205-6615   Code 3269


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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

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