NCDOT Plans for Madison Boulevard Upgrades

Post Date:01/17/2019

At the request of the Kerr-Tar Rural Planning Organization, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is proposing to convert US 501 (Madison Boulevard) from a 5-lane undivided roadway to a 4-way median divided roadway from south of US 158 to N Main Street. Intersections and cross streets will be reconstructed as a part of this project, as well as sidewalks. The proposed project is approximately three (3) miles in length and is included in the 2018-2027 North Carolina State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The purpose of this project is to improve safety in the area by limiting access and to enhance multi-modal facilities and mobility along the project corridor. Due to extensive amount of development that is located on either side of the project, efforts will be made to keep right-of-way acquisition to a minimum.

Members of the NCDOT Division 5 office anticipate public meetings will take place in Spring of 2019, with construction beginning in 2022.

To find out more information on the project, you can visit the following link: OR contact the project manager, Robert Boot at 919-431-5276.

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