Project Highlights

Project U-6203 proposes the following improvements:

  • Widen N.C. 210 from two to four travel 11-foot lanes between N.C. 50 and Raleigh Road
  • Improve intersections at N.C. 50, Pleasant Coates Road, Raleigh Road
  • Improve driveway to McGee’s Crossroads Elementary and Middle Schools
  • Reconfigure the I-40 (Exit 319) interchange


The proposed roadway typical section along N.C. 210 includes four 11-foot travel lanes with a raised median and five-foot paved shoulders.  

U-6203 Typical Section


To improve traffic operations and safety, Reduced Conflict Intersection (RCI) design components (also known as a superstreet) are proposed throughout the project corridor.

Project Alternatives

In addition to the widening of N.C. 210, roadway design alternatives are currently under consideration at two locations along the project corridor. These include:

NC 50 Intersection

Alternatives 1 and 3: Quadrant Left Turn

This option would construct a quadrant road on new location in the northeastern corner of the intersection with N.C. 50. Quadrant roads help to improve operational efficiency at congested intersections by moving the left turns away from the main intersection and allowing a two–phase signal at the main intersection, enabling fewer stoppages and more ‘green time’ for thru-traffic. The driveway to McGee’s Crossroads Elementary and Middle Schools would also be realigned to tie into the new signalized quadrant road intersection approximately 1,100 feet east of the N.C. 50 intersection.

Quadrant Intersection

Alternatives 2 and 4: Median U-Turn

Like the quadrant road option, this alternative would permit through and right-turn movements at N.C. 210 and redirect left-turn movements away from the main intersection. To turn left on N.C. 210, drivers along N.C. 50 would first turn right and then utilize signalized U-turn areas to turn around. By removing most of the crossing conflicts, the design typically results in less severe crashes and can accommodate more traffic volume without increased delays. Median U-turn intersection designs can reduce travel time during peak conditions and increase travel speed on congested corridors.

Michigan U-Turn

I-40 Interchange

Alternatives 1 and 4: Diverging Diamond Interchange

This option would reconstruct the interchange at I-40 as a Diverging Diamond Interchange. A diverging diamond interchange allows two directions of traffic to temporarily cross to the left side of the road. When driving through a diverging diamond interchange, motorists proceed through a traffic signal at the entrance to the interchange and simply follow their lane to the opposite side of the roadway. A diverging diamond interchange allows free-flowing turns when entering and exiting an interstate, eliminating the left turn against oncoming traffic and limiting the number of traffic signal phases. It moves high volumes of traffic through an intersection without increasing the number of lanes and traffic signals. It is easy to navigate, eliminates last-minute lane changes, and provides better sight distance at turns, resulting in fewer crashes.

Diverging Diamond Interchange

Alternatives 2 and 3: Reduced Conflict Intersection

This option would retain the existing diamond configuration at I-40 while introducing Reduced Conflict Intersection components along N.C. 210 in the vicinity of the interchange. Like the Median U-turn at N.C. 50, drivers exiting I-40 to N.C. 210 would be required to turn right at the main intersection. To travel the other direction along N.C. 210, drivers would then utilize signalized U-turn bulbs to turn around outside of the interchange area. Reduced Conflict Intersection designs allow for fewer phases at traffic signals, which in turn increases the amount of traffic that can be accommodated without delays. They have also been shown to reduce crash rates and improve safety.

Reduced Conflict Intersection


Project History

Initial field surveys to identify environmental resources were conducted within the project area from late 2021 through early 2022. An informational project newsletter was mailed to residents and business owners in the project vicinity in September 2022. The development of functional roadway designs is ongoing. A Public Meeting will be held in late 2022 to present roadway design alternatives under consideration and gather feedback on the proposed improvements. 


Public Meeting




Tuesday, December 13th 


Public Open House: 5pm - 7pm


McGee's Crossroads Middle School

13353 N.C. 210, Benson


Project Funding



Property Acquisition


Utility Relocation






* Costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline



Project Newsletter

September 2022

Public Meeting 1

December 2022

Environmental Document 

Spring 2023

Right-of-Way Acquisition

 Fall 2026

Begin Construction

Fall 2028

Construction Complete


* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development.  
The public is encouraged to leave comments using this website, email, or phone number:



Phone Number: 601-300-5186 enter project code 5122

The comment period for this project closes on January 13, 2023.

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Do you have any questions or comments regarding the proposed improvements to N.C 210?

Closed for Comments

Project Contact

 Chad Coggins

NCDOT Highway Division 4

Division Project Manager

PO Box 3165

Wilson, NC 27895

601-300-5186  code 5122

Project Contact

 Brian Yamamoto, PE


Consultant Project Manager

PO Box 33127

Raleigh, NC 27636

601-300-5186  code 5122

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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.  

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