NC 54 Widening
NCDOT TIP # U-5750
Project Type: Adding lanes
Affected Counties: Wake
Estimated Cost: $ 29,251,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen approximately 1.3 miles of NC 54 (Chapel Hill Road) from Perimeter Park Drive to Shiloh Glen Drive, which is just west of the NC 540 interchange. The state plans to eventually widen the road all the way through Morrisville to Weston Parkway, but is starting with this stretch.
Currently, NC 54 is a two-lane road through Morrisville and is overwhelmed with RTP commuters from Cary and Morrisville. There would be an additional lane in both directions, new turn lanes, a median, and a new entrance ramp from Litchin Road onto northbound NC 540. A multi-use path on the east side of the road will extend from Perimeter Park Drive to Shiloh Glen Drive.
- Fixing congested NC 54 in Morrisville will begin with this 2-mile stretch
- NCDOT plans to widen NC 54 in congested Morrisville
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
- Start Construction – 2021
- End Construction – 2023
It is estimated that more than 30 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $9,236,000 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.