NC 55 Road Widening
NCDOT TIP #R-5705
Project Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: Harnett/Wake
Estimated Cost: $50,618,000
The NCDOT plans to widen to four lanes a section of NC 55 Highway in Harnett and Wake Counties. The expansion will begin with a 2.4-mile section stretching from Old Buies Creek Road (SR 1542) in Angier, to slightly north of Kennebec Church Road (SR 2791). In early 2016, additional funding allowed the state to add an additional 1.6-mile section from slightly north of Kennebec Church Road to Jicarilla Lane. The total widening effort will span four miles.
NC 55 is a major thoroughfare and primary connector for Fuquay-Varina, Angier, Coats, and Erwin, and is anticipated to be over capacity by 2035. The primary purpose of this project is to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow on NC 55 in the Angier area.
Highway widening will take place in three phases, R-5705A, R-5705B, and R-5705C, as indicated on the maps below.
- Right of way acquisition – 2020
- Start construction – 2022
- End construction – 2023
Currently the NCDOT has set aside $9,895,000 for the expected right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation, or call 1-877-393-4990.