Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to replace the bridge on Jackson Lake Road over Richland Creek in Guilford County. According to bridge inspections, the existing bridge is structually deficient and needs to be replaced. While the bridge is safe, the components are in poor condition due to deterioration and the bridge requires significant maintenance to remain in service.

The existing two-lane bridge will be replaced with an improved structure to meet current specifications. The project proposes to increase the road footprint to about 36 feet with two 11-foot-wide lanes (one in each direction) and 4-foot-wide shoulders. The bridge is planned to accomodate a potential future greenway underneath it along Richland Creek and Mile Branch.

Project Funding



 Funded Costs*

Right of Way Acquisition

$       30,000  

Utility Relocation

$     570,000  


$  2,100,000  

Total Cost

 $           TBD  

        *As shown in currently adopted State Transportation Improvement Program.  Subject to change. 

Project Timeline




Environmental Document

October 2023

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

November 2023

Construction Begins


* 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 14, 2023.

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Chris Smitherman, P. E.

Division Project Team Lead

NCDOT Highway Division 7

1584 Yanceyville Street

Greensboro, N.C. 27415


Sam Al-Jamal, P. E.

Consultant Project Manager

Infrastructure Consulting and Engineering, PLLC

4505 Falls of Neuse Rd, No. 110

Raleigh, N.C. 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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