Virtual Public Meeting

The virtual public meeting was held Tuesday, Dec. 7.  A recording of the meeting can be found below.



Project Video

Visualization Video

Proposed Design 

​This 2.5-mile long project will widen Gordon Road to a four-lane divided roadway with a 17.5-foot raised median. 

The project would install what are known as reduced conflict intersections (RCI). 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 less than 1,000 feet away – and make a U-turn. There might be a traffic signal at this location.




The proposed typical section will include:

  • 11-foot travel lanes with curb and gutter

  • 10-foot multi-use path,separated from the roadway by a grass area, on the north side


Project Maps

Map 1: Brierwood Road to Lake Emerald Drive

Map 2: Lake Emerald Drive to Gordon Acres Drive

Map 3: Gordon Acres Drive to U.S. 17 Business (Market Street)


A video explaining how to read a public hearing or meeting map can be viewed below. The video contains information on colors used and symbology.


Project Impacts

Potential Impacts to Human and Natural Resources*


Residential Relocations


Business Relocations


Archeological Resources


School/Place of Worship/Park Relocations 


Streams (linear feet)


Stream Crossings


Wetlands (acres)


100 year floodplain (acres)


500 year floodplain (acres)


Noise Impacts


* Potential impacts are preliminary and subject to change

Project Schedule



Virtual Public Meeting

December 2021

Environmental Document Completion

Spring 2022


Summer 2022


Summer 2024

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Funding


Estimated Amount*

Project Development & Design




Utility Relocation




Total Costs


* Costs are preliminary and subject to change

Public Input  

Due to Covid-19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings until further notice.

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


Project email:

Project phone: 984-205-6615 enter code 4244

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Project Contact

Brian Harding, P.E.

NCDOT Division 3 Design Engineer

5501 Barbados Boulevard

Castle Hayne, NC 28429

984-205-6615 enter code 4244

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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

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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