NC 119 Relocation Project
Project # U-3109
Type: New roadway
Affected Counties: Alamance
Estimated Cost: $101.9 million
Construction Start Date: October 2015
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is planning to relocate NC 119 in Mebane from I-85 to where NC 119 is currently located near Mrs White Lane (SR 1918) in Alamance County. Transportation officials would like to reroute the road to ease traffic congestion through town. NC 119 currently runs through Mebane along Fifth Street, U.S. 70, Third Street, Graham Street and First Street. The route runs through multiple neighborhoods and the Central Business District.
In addition to being rerouted, NC 119 would also be widened from a mostly two-lane road to a multi-lane roadway.
The NCDOT has said the relocation project would meet the growing traffic needs in the city. If unaddressed, transportation officials say that traffic could contribute to shipping delays, increased accidents, and noise and air pollution.
The project is being broken up into two sections, with Section A running from I-40 to Mebane Rogers Road and Section B running from Mebane Rogers Road to Mrs White Lane (SR 1918). Section B has been scheduled for reprioritization, but new dates have not yet been released.
- Times-News: "NCDOT seeks 174 parcels for N.C. 119 37 properties condemned or in the process"
- Fox 8: "NCDOT to buy nearly 200 properties in Alamance County under eminent domain"
- Times-News: "Property owners in path of N.C. 119 project have questions"
- 88.5 WFDD: "NC Population Boom Impacting Eminent Domain Issues"
- Right-of-Way Acquisitions: Scheduled to being Spring 2015
- Final Roadway Design: Underway
- Record of Decision: December 2009
- Final Environmental Impact Statement: June 2009
- Draft Environmental Impact Statement: October 2007
The DOT is supposed to start buying properties in the Spring of 2015; but the currently have no funding to actually build the new bypass.
The budget for right-of-way acquisitions for Section A was set at $23.875 million, and the plans show over 160 properties could be affected. The budget for property acquisition for Section B was set at $6.6 million, but the number of properties to be affected has not been disclosed.
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