US 64 Widening (Asheboro Bypass to NC 49)
NCDOT TIP # I-5813
Project Type: Roadway Widening
Affected Counties: Randolph
Estimated Cost: $ 35,875,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans some significant changes to the 2.2-mile stretch of US 64 from the Asheboro Bypass to east of I 73/I 74/US 220 in Asheboro. Specifically, the NCDOT plans to:
- Widen that section of highway from two to four lanes
- Reconstruct the interchange at NC 49, by reconfiguring loops and ramps at the interchange with US 64 and I 73/I 74/US 220. The current cloverleaf pattern interchange will become a “split diamond.” A split diamond splits the ramps between two crossroads, typically with an exit ramp/entrance ramp pair serving each of the crossroads. This split ramp will be on both the east and west sides of the interstate and connect the exit and entrance ramps between Dixie Drive and Albemarle Road.
- Replace the NC 49 bridge over US 64 with a taller and longer bridge. The bridge was built in 1952, is too low for some of today’s taller vehicles, and is what the NCDOT has designated “functionally obsolete.”
While these modifications are an effort on the part of the state to improve traffic flow and safety, many home and business owners will be forced to give up a portion, or all, of their property to make way for the changes. Moreover, the NCDOT will impose control of access along some of the project’s length, meaning they will be allowed to limit where property owners are able to connect to the highway.
NCDOT alternatives 1 and 2 shown below:
- Right-of-way acquisition – Early 2019
- Start Construction – Late 2020
- End Construction – 2022
It is estimated that more than 65 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $7,725,000 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.