Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to provide access management improvements along  U.S. 17 (Hughes Boulevard) from Church Street to U.S. 17 Business (North Road Street) in Elizabeth City. 

Improvements proposed include:

  • Changing signalized intersections to roundabouts
  • Removing left turns from all side streets along the corridor
  • Installing a 7-foot 6-inch raised median along the corridor

 These improvements are proposed to increase mobility and safety throughout the project corridor.

Project Map

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Typical Section U.S. 17

The typical section for U.S. 17 will consist of two thru-lanes in each direction separated by a 7-foot six-inch raised median and curb and gutter on the outside

 

 


Roundabouts

Church Street

Main Street

Question title

Do you have questions or comments regarding the Church Street roundabout?

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Do you have questions or comments regarding the Main Street roundabout?

West Elizabeth Street

Ward Street

Question title

Do you have questions or comments regarding the West Elizabeth Street roundabout?

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Do you have questions or comments regarding the Ward Street roundabout?

An additional roundabout is being proposed with the option of being placed at either Bell Street or Broad Street.

Option 1 - Bell Street                            or                           Option 2 - Broad Street

  

Question title

After reviewing the information on Option 1 (roundabout at Bell Street) and Option 2 (roundabout at Broad Street) which do you prefer?

Select a response

Question title

If you indicated a preference for Option 1 (roundabout at Bell Street) please indicate why.

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If you indicated a preference for Option 2 (roundabout at Broad Street) please indicate why.

Project Funding:

Activity

Cost*

Right of Way Acquisition 

$    16    Million  

Utilities$      4.7   Million  

Construction

$  21.1   Million  

Total Cost

$  41.8   Million  

*Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on currently adopted NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program.

Project Timeline:

Milestone

    Date* 

Environmental Document Complete

Winter 24/25 
Right of Way Acquisition Begins2027 
Construction Begins 

2029 

* Future dates subject to change. 

Project Comments

 

NCDOT accepts comments throughout all 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 March 6, 2024


The public is encouraged to leave comments using this webpage, email, or phone number:

Email:   US17-ElizabethCity@publicinput.com 

Phone Number:  984-205-6615    enter project code 4070 to leave a message.

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Do you have questions or comments regarding the overall project?

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Would you like to be added to the project email list for updates?

 

John Abel

NCDOT Project Manager 

NCDOT Highway Division 1

113 Airport Drive - Suite 100

Edenton, NC  27932

 

Michael Wray

Consultant Project Manager 

Stantec

801 Jones Franklin Road - Suite 300

Raleigh NC 27606

Title VI Feedback

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If so, please click here https://publicinput.com/NCDOT-Title-VI

 

RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS 


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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