Graham-Hopedale Road Widening Project

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # U-6014
Project Type:
Road Widening
Affected Counties:
Estimated Cost: $


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes widening SR 1716 (Graham-Hopedale Road) from SR 1720 (Hanover Road) to Morningside Drive into a four-lane median-divided roadway that will include bicycle and pedestrian improvements in Burlington, Alamance County. The purpose of U-6014 is to relieve congestion and accommodate anticipated growth and development along the corridor. A 2019-2040 Traffic Forecast was commissioned to support this assumption.

Mike Nunn, Director of Transportation for the city of Burlington, said in 2017, that “Graham-Hopedale Road has become heavily congested in recent years largely because it is a main connector between Graham and Burlington and a way for drivers to hop onto U.S. 70, also known as Church Street. The road also has grown with residential and retail developments in recent years, including a Walmart Supercenter, a Wendy’s, various stores, and a recreation center.”

Right-of-way acquisition and utilities are scheduled for Fiscal Year 2023.

Construction is scheduled to start in Fiscal Year 2025 and end in Fiscal Year 2027.

The NCDOT has budgeted roughly $4,700,000 for right-of-way acquisitions, $1,200,000 for utilities, and $11,300,000 million for construction. ($700,000 has already been spent on development and preliminary engineering for the project.



Public hearing maps: to be added after spring 2022 public hearing


  • Right-of-Way acquisitions – March 2023
  • Utilities – March 2023
  • Start construction – FY2025
  • End construction  – FY2027

Property Takings

It is estimated that this project will impact 35 properties and more than 25 owners.

The NCDOT has budgeted $4,700,000 for right-of-way takings, and these acquisitions are expected to take place starting March 2023.

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.

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