Carthage Street Widening
NCDOT TIP # U-5709
Project Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Lee
Estimated Cost: $ 11,372,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen and upgrade a 0.9-mile section of Carthage Street (SR 1237) from Fire Tower Road (SR 1152) to Wicker Street (NC 42) near the Kiwanis Children’s Park in Sanford.
Improvements could potentially include roundabouts at Carthage Road’s intersections with Fire Tower Road, Fields Drive, and Wicker Street, concrete medians, bicycle lanes, and upgraded pedestrian crosswalks.
The purpose of a roundabout is to help address safety and congestion issues at intersections. They are designed to enhance traffic efficiency, safety and aesthetics, and minimize traffic delays for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Some people mistakenly believe roundabouts are synonymous with traffic circles. They are not. Although both are circular, roundabouts are smaller and designed for slower speed traffic (15 to 25 miles per hour). Traffic circles are larger and designed for traffic moving at higher speeds – typically 30 to 50 miles per hour.
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
- Start Construction – 2021
- End Construction – 2022
It is estimated that more than 25 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $2,995,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.