Archdale Road Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # U-3400
Project Type:
 Road Widening
Project Lenght: 3.3 miles
Affected Counties: Guilford, Randolph
Estimated Affected Parcel: 150+
Estimated Total Project Cost: $56,102,000
Estimated ROW Funds: $

Kevin Mahoney as seen on Spectrum News 1


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen 3.3 miles of Archdale Road (SR 1577/SR 1004) from Main Street (US 311) to east of Springwood Lane in Archdale within Randolph and Guilford counties.

Proposed improvements include:

  • Widening the existing 3-lane and 2-lane ditch-section roadway to three lanes with curb and gutter section and a continuous12-ft wide center turn lane
  • Widening existing 9-ft and 10-ft travel lanes to 14-ft lanes that accommodate bicycles
  • Expanding the total right of way from 60 feet to accommodate the wider lanes
  • Realigning Trinity Road at Archdale Road to create a 90-degree intersection
  • Providing enhanced pedestrian/bicycle signage and crosswalks

Proposed new project changes since the 2018 Public Meeting include:

  • Adding 5-foot to 6-foot-wide sidewalks on both sides of the corridor
    • except the south/west side of Archdale Road between Trinity Road and Springwood Lane due to the limited space afforded by the adjacent Norfolk Southern Railroad Right-of-Way
  • Including an 8-foot-wide multi-use path in the place of the sidewalk on the north side of the corridor under the I-85 underpass, from Balfour Drive (S.R. 1681) south to Elaine Street
  • Adding two retaining walls with handrails near the Trindale Road (N.C. 62) intersection
  • Realigning Cheyenne Drive to align with Roelee Street (and re-aligning the existing signal)
  • Signalizing the Eden Terrace (S.R. 1592)/Archdale Road intersection
  • Adding additional turn lanes on select side streets

The NCDOT asserts that this project will help to better manage the growing traffic volume as well as accommodate future traffic. Currently, Archdale Road holds traffic coming off of I-85 and other nearby major roadways. The current road is actively used by pedestrians and cyclists. and the NCDOT believes that the proposed project will improve safety and facilitate efficient operations.

Business and Home Owners Concerns

While widening Archdale Road may improve mobility and safety along the corridor, property owners on the planned route should be aware of the changes being made and how their residential properties and commercial property may be affected by the process, construction, and resulting traffic patterns. Just compensation for highway construction takings should be provided, but you may have to fight for it.



The latest project maps from the NCDOT site follow:

Archdale Road Widening Map 1

Archdale Road Widening Map 2

Archdale Road Widening Map 3


  • Right-of-way acquisition – Fall of 2023
  • Start Construction – Fall of 2028

The project development phase has ended and right-of-way acquisition begins in November of 2023.

Affected Properties

It is estimated that more than 150 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Beginning in November of 2023, a right-of-way agent from the firm TELICS (acting on behalf of the NCDOT) will be contacting affected property owners to start the acquisition of temporary or permanent right-of-way or easements for the project.

Currently, the NCDOT has set aside an estimated $7,901,000 for remaining right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.

If you are one of the property owners whose home, property, or business will be affected by this project, we urge you to take action now. Contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.

We want to help you fight for the most compensation you may deserve.

Since we started fighting for our clients, we’ve increased their initial offers by 208.1% on average!1

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