State transportation officials encourage residents to attend a public meeting this week to review a proposal to improve N.C. 5 in Moore County.

The project, submitted by the Triangle Area Rural Planning Organization, would widen N.C. 5 to three or four lanes between U.S. 1/U.S. 15-501/N.C. 211 and Trotter Drive/Blake Boulevard.

The project would relieve congestion and boost the corridor’s cap​acity for traffic going between Aberdeen and Pinehurst. Adding bicycle and pedestrian accommodations on the route also are being be considered.

More details on the project can be found on the N.C. Department of Transportation’s public meeting website.

The meeting will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Aberdeen Lake Park Recreation Center at 301 Lake Park Crossing. People can stop by at any time during those hours, as no formal presentation will be made at the meeting.

Transportation officials will be on hand to answer questions and take public feedback that will be considered as the project develops.

People may also submit comments by phone or email by March 21. For more information, contact NCDOT Project Engineer Greg Davis, at 910-773-8022 or

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services for disabled people who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should make arrangements as early as possible by contacting Tony Gallagher at or 919-707-6069.

People who do not speak English or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

File photo of Highway 5 in Aberdeen ~Sandhills Sentinel



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