State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) No. U-515 was a project developed and constructed in the 1990’s to extended Hammond Road on new location from Grovemont Road (S.R. 2720) to Rush Street (S.R. 2683).  The project originally proposed to construct an interchange at the intersection of U.S. 70/N.C. 50 and Hammond Road Extension.  Due to lack of available funding at the time, the construction of the interchange was eliminated from consideration.

This intersection project was recently re-programmed and funded to complete needed improvements at the intersection as STIP No. U-5744.



        Estimated Cost*

Right of Way Acquisition and Utilities

$     921,000 

Construction Costs

$  24,700,000 

Total Cost

  $  25,621,000 

* Estimated Costs as shown in currently adopted 2020-2029 STIP and are subject to change




Public Meeting #1

March 2018 

Environmental Document Complete

November 2018 

Preliminary Design Complete

December 2018 

Right of Way Acquisition Begins

July 2028 

Construction Begins

Summer 2030 











* Future dates as shown in Currently adopted 2020-2029 STIP and are subject to change


NCDOT accepts throughout all phases of project development.  The NCDOT project team reviews all feedback – regardless of how it is submitted (online, phone, email, or letter) – and explores options to incorporate comments and address concerns where and when feasible. 



A public meeting was held on March 27, 2018 to present information on the project.


Alternative 1:  Continuous Flow Intersection         Click Here                        

Alternative 2:   Single Point Urban Interchange     Click Here

What is a Continuous Flow Intersection?  (Alternative 1)

The Continuous Flow Intersection concept is an unconventional intersection concept whose goal is to reduce the number of conflicting movements at the main intersection in order to allow for more green time for the major street through traffic.

The Continuous Flow Intersection removes the conflict between left-turning vehicles and through traffic in the opposite direction by crossing the left-turn traffic to the left side of the roadway.

The crossing from the right side to the left side is accomplished at a midblock signalized intersection for each approach that will include the continuous flow lanes. 

Visualization of Continuous Flow Intersection on U.S. 70/N.C. 50 at  Timber Drive/Hammond Road


Watch a Youtube Video of how this type of intersection operates:  


What is a Single Point Urban Interchange? (Alternative 2)

A Single-Point Urban Interchange (SPUI) is a type of interchange where a single set of traffic signals at the center of the interchange controls all left turns.  


  • can be constructed where there would not be room for a standard interchange
  • can allow more vehicles to make a turn and clear the interchange in one traffic signal cycle
  • allows long, gradual turns so larger vehicles have more room to navigate

In this case, Timber Drive/Hammond Road would be carried over U.S. 70/N.C. 50 via a bridge.  Timber/Hammond travelers would have an unobstructed, non-stop flow 

Left and right turn movements from Hammond/Timber as well as to Timber/Hammond would be controlled by a signal at the new intersection beneath the bridge.

Visualization of Single Point Urban Interchange on U.S. 70/N.C. 50 at Timber Drive/Hammond Road

Watch a Youtube Video of how this type of interchange operates:  



Comments may be submitted via phone, email, or U.S. Mail to the individual listed below.  All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.  All comments will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations incorporated into designs where feasible.  



  John Braxton

  Project Manager

  NCDOT Division 5



  1020 Birch Ridge Drive

  Raleigh, NC 27610



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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