I-85 South Main St Interchange Improvements
NCDOT TIP # U-5770
Project Type: Interchange Improvements
Affected Counties: Randolph
Estimated Cost: $ 30,150,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to make improvements to the I-85/South Main Street interchange in Archdale.
Proposed improvements include reconfiguring the interchange to a diverging diamond design, and adding a raised median and sidewalks on Main Street from Columbus Avenue to Commanche Road.
The NCDOT has proposed two alternative designs. In one alternative, a new Frontage Road is also proposed, which would extend west from Balfour Drive between businesses, ending at Main Street with a new signal near the US Post Office.
The purpose of this project is to reduce congestion along Main Street, especially at the I-85 interchange ramps, as well as to improve traffic safety.
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
- Start construction – 2020
- End construction – 2021
It is estimated that more than 25 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $17,525,000 for 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.