Ray Road Widening
Project # U-3465
Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: Harnett
Estimated Cost: $27.67 million
Construction Start Date: November 2014
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen Ray Road (SR 1121) from NC 210 to Overhills Road (SR 1120). The road will be widened from two lanes to a four-lane divided roadway, partly on a new location. The NCDOT also plans to realign the Ray Road and Overhills Road intersection, to install three roundabouts, and to realign the intersection of Ray Road, McKay Road and Hargrove Drive. Plans will include an additional two feet of space on each side of the road to accommodate bicycles.
Officials with the NCDOT say that the project is planned to improve traffic and to accommodate future growth.
October 2012: NCDOT Holds Citizens’ Project Update Meeting.
Property takings: November 2012
Construction to begin: November 2014
Right-of-way acquisitions are currently underway, and the budget has been set at $6.37 million for property takings. However, no information has been released about how many properties may be affected. Construction is scheduled to begin in July 2014.