US 258 Superstreet (Pony Farm Rd. to Burgaw Hwy)
Project # U-5739
Affected Counties: Onslow
Estimated Cost: $15,884,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to make improvements to a 2.2-mile stretch of US 258, also known as Richlands Highway, from Pony Farm Road (SR 1212) to NC 53 (Burgaw Highway) in Jacksonville, NC.
According to the NCDOT, the primary purpose of reconstruction is to try to reduce traffic congestion and improve traffic flow on US 258.
Improvements include constructing a superstreet along this corridor of US 268. This includes replacing the center turn lane with a median and constructing left turn cross-overs at key locations between Pony Farm Road and NC 53.
The NCDOT prefers a superstreet design because it simplifies the number of choices drivers have to make, thus minimizing conflict points at an intersection.
According to the NCDOT, a traditional intersection has 32 potential conflict points, while a superstreet only has 14. Since intersections have long been a trouble spot for motorists and are often the scene of accidents, design engineers hope that by reducing the number of conflict points, they can potentially reduce the number of accidents.
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2018
- Start Construction – 2021
- End Construction – 2023
It is estimated that more than 100 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $1,960,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.