Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to construct a reduced conflict intersection (RCI) at the intersection of N.C. 24/27 and Pine Bluff Road/Reed Mine Road (S.R. 1100) in Locust.

Improvements proposed include converting the traditional intersections to RCI to help reduce crashes occurring at this intersection and increase serviceability.

What is a Reduced Conflict Intersection?

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 to turn right. When there is a safe opening in traffic, drivers enter the flow of traffic on the main route. To go the other direction (traditionally a left turn), or cross the highway, drivers pull into a dedicated lane – typically les​s than 1,000 feet away – ​and make a U-turn. There may be a traffic signal at this location.


To view or download project map for N.C. 24/27 and Pine Bluff Road Road/Reed Mine Road click here or click on the picture below.



A diagram of Reduced Conflict Intersection traffic patterns 



Watch this short video to get more information on Reduced Conflict Intersections: 



Project Funding:



  Project Development and Design

$    150,000

  Construction Cost

 $ 1.4 Million

  Total Cost

 $ 1.6 Million

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

Project Timeline:



Public Outreach

Nov. 2023

Construction Begins

March 2024

* 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 November 15, 2023.

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



Phone Number: 512-580-8850     enter project code 4380

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Donald Harward

Division Project Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 10

        716 W. Main St.

Albermarle, NC  28001


Jason Brooks

Senior Assistant Division Design Construction Engineer

NCDOT Highway Division 10

         716 W. Main St.

Albermarle, NC  28001

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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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