Open House Public Meeting


 Mar. 23, 2023

Rockingham County High School

180 High School Road, Reidsville

 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

There will be no formal presentation

Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes improvements to 4.4 miles of N.C. 65 & N.C. 65/87 (currently 2 and 3-lanes) between (Old) County Home Road (S.R. 2371) and U.S. 158 / U.S. 29 Business.

The project includes:

  • Widening to 5-lanes between the N.C. 65/87 split and Sandy Cross Road (S.R. 1001) / Wentworth Street (S.R. 1998); 
  • Adding sidewalks and a multi-use path between Old County Home Road and Peach Tree Road/Wentworth Town Park.
  • The remainder of the corridor will remain as 2 or 3-lanes in width but have widened travel lanes and paved shoulders to accommodate bicycles.
  •  The project will widen the roadway, add turn lanes, improve intersections and add bike and pedestrian facilities in an area with several schools, a park, community college, courthouse and several government centers.

  • Other improvements include realigning and adding traffic signals at the Rockingham High School driveway / Peach Tree Road and Vance Street Extension / Gibbs Road intersections.


The project is needed to: improve capacity; reduce congestion, improve multi-modal access and connectivity, and improve safety by realigning some intersections and adding traffic signals.


Project History

The need for improving N.C. 65/87 has been identified in various studies and transportation and land use plans prepared by NCDOT, Piedmont Triad Regional Planning Organization (PTRPO) and Rockingham County dating as far back as 1997.

In 2014, PTRPO ranked the project 4 out of 15 in terms of regional importance (referring to it as TIP No. R-3414 and dividing the project into three sections – A, B and C).  Sections A (western end) and B (middle portion) were officially approved for state funding in the 2017-2028 State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) and the project was renumbered to TIP R-5766. In 2018 an Express Design Feasibility Study looking at widening the entire corridor to 4 or 5 lanes was prepared for all three sections. 

In 2019, Section C (eastern end) was added to the project in the STIP, and planning and environmental reviews began. The project was put on hold by NCDOT from 2019 to 2021along with most others across the state. The project was restarted in 2021.  In response to the forecasted traffic volumes in the corridor, NCDOT revised the project to only add travel lanes (i.e., widen to 5-lanes) to the portion of the project from the NC 65/87 split to Sandy Cross Road. The segment of the corridor between Old County Home Road and NC 65/87 split was identified to need bike and pedestrian facilities but not additional travel lanes. The remaining portion of the corridor (east of Wentworth Street/Sandy Cross Road to U.S. 158 / U.S. 29 Business) was identified for modernization only - increasing lane widths and adding paved shoulders to accommodate bicycles.



Project Maps

Click on the links or the thumbnails below to view or download the maps. 


 To view Project Map 1 (From Old County Home Rd to east of Peach Tree Rd), click here or on the map image below  


To view Project Map 2 (From Roberson Ln to east of Gibbs Rd and Vance St), click here or on the map image below


To view Project Map 3 (From Skeezix Rd to east of Pecan Rd), click here or on the map image below 





County Home Rd to N.C. 65/87 Split, except no sidewalk between County Home Rd and Justice Center Driveway

N.C. 65/87 Split to just east of Peach Tree Rd / High School Dr & Wentworth Town Park

Wentworth Town Park to Sandy Cross Rd / Wentworth St

Sandy Cross Rd / Wentworth St to U.S. 158 / U.S. 29 Business


Project Funding:


 Funded Costs*


$ 4.8 Million

  Right-of-Way Acquisition

$   18.4 Million

  Construction Cost

$ 21.7 Million

  Total Cost

 $ 44.9 Million

        *Funded costs are subject to change. 

Project Timeline:



Public Meeting

March 23 2023

Environmental Document

Fall 2023

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

Summer 2024

Construction Begins

Summer 2026

* 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.

To submit comments for consideration during the current phase of project development,

please submit before April 6, 2023.  

You may leave comments or questions below


Email the comment or question to


 Phone Number: (512) 580-8850 Code: 5252

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Suzana Matta, PE

NCDOT Professional Services Management - Professional Services Engineer

Mail Service Center 1592

Raleigh, NC  27699-1592


Michelle Suverkrubbe, AICP

Consultant Project Manager


1 Glenwood Avenue, Suite 600

Raleigh, NC  27603


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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