Open House Public Meeting


 Apr. 20, 2023

Powell's Point Baptist Church

8383 Caratoke Highway, Powells Point

 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

There will be a presentation at 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm

Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to improve the intersection of U.S. 158 (Caratoke Highway) and Edgewater Road (S.R. 1104) in Currituck County. 


Project Highlights

The project proposal includes: 

  • A reduced conflict intersection (RCI) is an intersection with design features intended to improve safety and traffic flow on the highway.

  • Left turns from Edgewater Road onto U.S. 158 will be made by making a right turn followed by a u-turn. 

  • Left turns from U.S. 158 onto Edgewater Road will be made directly.

  • A raised median and u-turn bulbs will be constructed to provide for these movements.

The purpose of the project is to reduce conflicts at the intersection and improve traffic safety.


Click Here to see the summary of NCDOT's responses to public's comments


Project History

In September 2022 a crash analysis was completed for U.S. 158 from New Beach Road (S.R. 1105) to 1,000 feet north of Edgewater Road in Currituck County. For the ten-year period between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 2022, a total of 58 crashes were reported on this section of U.S. 158. Twenty-one of these crashes resulted in injuries and one crash involved a fatality. A total of forty people were injured in these crashes and one person was killed. Nearly thirty percent of the crashes occurring during the study period involved vehicles making left turns. Rear-end collisions and vehicles striking fixed objects were the next most common types of crashes.  

    Project Map

    Click on the link or the thumbnail below to view or download the map. 

    Typical section of U.S. 158




    Reduced Conflict Intersections

    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 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, drivers pull into a dedicated lane – typically les​s than 1,000 feet away – ​and make a U-turn. There might be a traffic signal at this location.

    With a Reduced Conflict Intersection, drivers from the side street only have to be concerned with one direction of traffic on the highway at a time and do not need to wait for a gap in both directions to cross a major road.



    Project Funding:




    $ 0.8 Million

      Right-of-Way Acquisition

    $ 2.3 Million

      Construction Cost

    $ 2.4 Million

      Total Cost

     $ 5.5 Million

    *Costs as shown in currently adopted STIP, subject to change. 

    Project Timeline:



    Public Meeting

    April 20, 2023    

    Environmental Document 

                             July 2024    

    Utility Relocation

    October 2024    

    Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

     October 2024    

    Construction Begins

    September 2025    

    * 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 May 5, 2023.  

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     Phone Number: (512) 580-8850 Code: 5674

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    Craig Midgett, EI

    Division Planning Engineer

    NCDOT Highway Division 1

    113 Airport Drive, Suite 100

    Edenton, NC  27932


    Devyn Teates, PE

    Consultant Project Manager

    Ramey Kemp Associates

    5808 Faringdon Place

    Raleigh, NC  27609


    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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