Sunset Avenue Widening & I-95 Interchange Construction
NCDOT TIP # U-5026
Project Type: Road widening and interchange construction
Affected Counties: Nash
Estimated Cost: $ 106,656,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to construct interchange ramps and roundabouts at I-95 and Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount. In addition to the upgraded interchange, Sunset Avenue will be widened to four lanes and improved with a median and sidewalks between Old Carriage and Halifax Roads.
Many home and business owners along this section of Sunset Avenue are likely to feel the effects from this project, both due to the outright purchase of land from their property as deemed necessary by the NCDOT, and from the permanent and temporary easements also being acquired to complete the project.
The purpose of the project is to provide better access onto I-95 for the Rocky Mount area and to accommodate the city’s increasing economic development. These improvements will tie into two additional NCDOT projects expected to move forward in the near future: the widening of Eastern Avenue from Red Oak Road to Old Carriage Road, the widening of Old Carriage Rd from Eastern Avenue to Green Hills Road.
- Rocky Mount Telegram: Meeting to discuss new I-95 interchange
- Rocky Mount Telegram: Sunset Avenue interchange slated for 2021
- Public Meeting Map: Eastern Avenue from Shellcastle Road to Halifax Road
- Public Meeting Map: I-95 from Carolina Coastal Railway to U.S. 64
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2020 – 2021
- Start Construction – 2020
- End Construction – 2022
It is estimated that more than 30 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $32,000,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (three of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.