The public is encouraged to review proposed improvements along the local U.S. 1/15-501 corridor and provide feedback that will be considered in the development of a pair of projects.
Addressing needs identified in the Lee County Comprehensive Transportation Plan, the N.C. Department of Transportation proposes the following side-by-side projects:
U-5975: Convert U.S. 1/15-501 to a reduced conflict intersection design between White Hill Road (U.S. 15-501) and south of Bryan Drive;
U-5727: Convert U.S. 1/15-501 to a reduced conflict intersection design from south of Bryan Drive to north of Carthage Street and improve the intersection at N.C. 78/Tramway Road.
Two alternatives are being considered for project U-5727:
Alternative 1 would relocate Tramway Road to a new alignment moving west from Bruce Coggins Road between the VA Outpatient Clinic and Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center, intersecting U.S. 1/15-501 across from Pendergrass Road;
Alternative 2 would relocate Tramway Road from about 2,000 feet east of Bruce Coggins Road moving west behind the VA Outpatient Clinic and Westfield Rehabilitation and Health Center, also connecting to U.S. 1/15-501 at the Pendergrass Road intersection.
In addition to reducing congestion in the area where Tramway, Center Church and Pendergrass roads intersect U.S. 1/15-501, these proposed projects would make the area safer. Reduced conflict intersections typically use raised medians to direct traffic to make right turns at intersections, reducing the number of potential conflict points where drivers and pedestrians can collide.
Maps and video presentations on the proposed improvements are available on the projects’ webpage and people can submit comments on the projects through Oct. 29 by filling out the forms on the webpage, emailing [email protected], or calling 855-925-2801 (Code 8173).
Contact NCDOT as soon as possible if you require any accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tony Gallagher, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, 919-707-6069 or [email protected] as early as possible so arrangements can be made.
Those who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior by calling 1-800-481-6494.
Feature photo by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.