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US 52, Gold Knob, Crescent and Anthony Rd Intersection Improvements (Salisbury)

Fast Facts

NCDOT TIP # W-5316
Project Type: Intersection safety improvements
Affected Counties: Rowan
Estimated Cost: $2,830,000


When two roads intersect, safety can become an issue, but when three or four roads all join together in one place, safety becomes a major concern.

The NCDOT and Cabarrus Rowan MPO's project "W-5316" aims to reduce these safety concerns along US-52, where it intersects with Gold Knob Rd (SR 2342), Crescent Rd (SR 2319), and Anthony Rd (SR 2382) in Salisbury, near Rockwell.

Currently, this "5-legged" intersection is a three-way stop without traffic signals. To make matters worse Gold Knob and Anthony Road join US 52 from almost the same direction - reducing visibility and making right of way somewhat confusing. This severe angle has caused many accidents and at least one fatality, according to a press release from the NCDOT.

At a public meeting held at East Rowan High School in January of 2012, the NCDOT presented two options for adjusting the intersection. Option A was chosen, which will close Gold Knob Rd and realign Crescent and Anthony Roads, so that it seems like just one road crossing over US 52 at a right angle.

To accommodate the Rowan County Bike Route 1, four-foot paved shoulders will be added to both Anthony and Crescent Roads. US 52 will also be widened to allow for dedicated left turn lanes.

In 2013, NCDOT delayed construction from 2014 to 2015 to allow additional time for utility relocation.



  • Click here for the preferred alternative map from the environmental study - 2012 (pg. 27).


  • Right of Way Takings- Currently underway
  • Start Construction- 2015

Property Takings

This project will require 100 foot right of way and easements. $1,525,000 has been allotted for property takings thus far.

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