Project Overview:

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to make intersection improvements on U.S. 74 (Andrew Jackson Highway) at N. C. 144 (Old Wire Road) in Laurel Hill.  Improvements proposed include construction of a reduced conflict intersection and u-turn locations on U.S. 74.

Public Meeting

September 29, 2022 

5 - 7 p.m. (staff available at 4 p.m.)

Multitudes Church 

8901 Malloy Ave

Laurel Hill



Project Map:

Please click here to download the current project map.

Reduced Conflict Intersections

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

A traditional four-way intersection has many potential conflict points. Because drivers can go in any direction from all four approaches, t​he likelihood of a crash is increased.  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.   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 – a short distance away – ​and make a U-turn. There might be a traffic signal at this location.

Left Turns from U.S. 74 onto N.C. 144 will be permitted using a dedicated turn lane and medians.

Project Funding:                                           


 Estimated Amount* 

  Right of Way Acquisition

  $    150,000  

  Construction Costs

$ 1,850,000  

   Total Cost

$ 2,000,000  

Most current verified cost estimates - Subject to change

Project Timeline:




 Public Meeting

                September 2022

 Right of Way Acquisition

December 2022

 Construction Begins

April 2023

Future dates subject to change


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all planning, design and construction phases of project development.

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.

Comments for consideration during the current phase of project development were submitted by October 16, 2022. 



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Project Contact Information:

Michael Ricketts

NCDOT Highway Division 8

Division Design Construction Engineer

121 DOT Drive

Carthage, NC  28327


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 Acquisition Process Brochure      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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