Project Overview

The proposed improvements include:

·  Widening of Sandy Ridge Road and the interchange bridge from Norcross Road to just north of Cider Road.

·  Improvements to turn lanes, interchange ramps, signal upgrades, and storage lanes

· Improvements to Farrington Road and Triad Drive to ensure access


This project appears in the 2018-2027 Greensboro Urban Area MPO Transportation Plan. This interchange study  began in 2016 and was purposed to improve the traffic flow on Sandy Ridge Road while not impairing traffic on I-40. Several alternate interchange designs were studied; however were not viable due to fatal flaws, performance issues, and/or unfavorable interactions with I-40. Improvements to the existing diamond interchange design emerged as the clear preferred alternative to carry forward.  


Public Involvement


Public Meeting:

A public meeting was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 to present project maps and receive public input.




   May 21, 2019

   Shady Grove Wesleyan Church

   119 N. Bunker Hill Road

   Colfax, NC 27235   

  Begin Time

    4 p.m.

  End Time

    7 p.m.





Public Meeting Map:

I-40/Sandy Ridge Road Interchange Map



Project Comments: 

NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development.

The public comment period for the current phase of development closed June 21, 2019.

All comments will be taken into consideration as the project progresses.


Project Funding: 

This project is listed as Project No. I-5712 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and is funded for $27.6 million.  


 Estimated Amount*


  $       500,000  


  $  12,600,000  

   Construction Costs

  $  14 500,000  

   Total Cost

  $  27,600,000  

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on NCDOT STIP.

Project Timeline: 




   Public Meeting

     Spring 2019  

   Environmental Document - Categorical Exclusion

   Summer 2019  


   Winter 2024  


   Winter 2026  

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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Project Contact Information:

Gene Tarascio

Project Manager

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1595 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699






Phone:  984-205-6615   project code:  4239



Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

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