Public Comment Opportunity for NCDOT Division 5 Projects

DURHAM – Area residents will get a chance to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s draft 10-Year transportation plan for 2020-2029 at a week-long open house in Durham next week. The department unveiled its proposed funding and construction plan in January with more than 1,600 transportation projects across the state.

The list includes 18 new projects for Division 5, which covers Durham, Franklin, Granville, Person, Vance, Wake and Warren counties. Projects were selected based on technical data, as well as input from local officials and the public. A list of the projects in the draft plan and additional information is available on the NCDOT website.

The transportation plan is updated every two years. Projects scheduled in the first five years are considered committed, while projects in the final five years of the draft 10-year plan will be re-evaluated again as part of the development process for the 2022-2031 plan. That will start later this year.

Each of the department’s 14 highway divisions are hosting a week-long public comment opportunity on the projects in the current draft plan. In Division 5, it will be from Feb. 18-22 at the Division office at 2612 North Duke Street, Durham, during normal business hours.

The sessions will serve as opportunities for interested residents to review maps and handouts about the projects, ask questions of local NCDOT staff, and submit comments.

For interested residents who can’t attend the public comment sessions, there is an opportunity to submit comments online through April 15. The draft plan will be considered for final approval by the Board of Transportation this summer.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to provide input. Anyone requiring special services should contact David Keilson at 919-220-4600, or, as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.


A joint TAC.TCC meeting will be held on Thursday, February 21st from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at the Kerr-Tar Office. Please refer to the agenda below for more details*. *Note agenda has been revised.

February 21, 2019 KTRPO TAC.TCC Agenda [Revised]

2018-2019 KTRPO PWP before Consideration by TAC.TCC

Public Comment on KTRPO Division Needs Projects Being Accepted

The KTRPO has proposed the following division needs transportation projects to be considered for inclusion in the 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Aerial maps of the project are available for public viewing below. The points assigned by the KTRPO were done in accordance with the adopted Local Input Methodology. Public comments will be open for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days. Comments may be sent to the following: with the phrase ‘KTRPO Division Needs Project Comments‘ in the subject line. Alternatively, comments may be mailed to the Kerr-Tar Regional Council of Governments at P.O. Box 709 Henderson, NC 27536

P5.0 Division Needs Project – Franklin County

H170619 – Upgrade existing intersection at Burnette Rd. to improve traffic flow & enhance safety

P5.0 Division Needs Projects – Granville County

H171085 – Widen US 158 from US 158 loop at Williamsboro St. in Oxford to I-85 to improve congestion & safety

[H150970] Road Diet on NC 96 from Industry Dr. to North of 3rd St to improve safety

[H171078] Construct extension of New Commerce Dr. (SR 1649) to tie into Knotts Grove Rd. (SR 1607) to provide additional access point to the new County Law Enforcement Center

P5.0 Division Needs Projects – Person County 

[H171084] Modernize roadway between SR 1521/Halifax Rd. & SR 1329/Old NC 501 to improve congestion & safety

[H170616] Upgrade & improve intersection at SR 1521/Halifax Rd. to improve traffic flow & safety

[A150871] Strengthen pavement to 90,000 ft. for critical air freight

P5.0 Division Needs Projects – Vance County

[H170689] Upgrade Dabney Dr. from South of S. Beckford Dr. to US 158 Bypass; should include planted medians, sidewalks, and bike lanes

[H171083] Modernize roadway between US 1 Bypass & SR 1267/Dabney Dr. to improve congestion & safety

[H170486] Improve flow of traffic through the intersection with Old Country Home Rd./Belmont Dr.

[H172185] NCDOT ITS to improve management of signals

P5.0 Division Needs Projects – Warren County

[H170493] Add turn lane at intersection US 1 and US 401 in Norlina to improve traffic flow & increase safety

[H170329] Add Northeast (NE) bound left turn lane to reduce congestion

Project Submitted by NCDOT Division 5: H172189 – Div. 5 Non-Municipal Division Wide Signal System

Project Description: Add cameras & fiber to signals in Division 5 which are outside municipal systems & upgrade software & add equipment to enable monitoring of signals. Proposed Project Locations: Wake, Granville, Person, and Franklin Counties.

Project Cost Estimates

Project Cost Estimates

The projects outlined above, were submitted to NCDOT at the Division Needs level. These projects cascaded from the Regional Impact category.