Project Overview:


The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes improvements to U.S. 220 Business (South Main Street) from U.S. 311 Extenision to Old Liberty Road. The corridor South Main Streetis is currently 2-lanes and has been identified as needing to be widened to 4-lanes.

The primary benefits of the project will be to increase capacity, reduce congestion and improve mobility. Secondary benefits of the project will be to reduce crashes and improve vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle safety. 


Current safety issues in the project area include:

• Tractor trailers tipping or exiting the roadway while attempting to navigate the tight curves between Wesleyan Road and South Main Street while crossing the Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) tracks.

• Average crash rates for the three project corridors exceed the statewide critical crash rates for similar statewide facilities.

• High number of rear-end collisions on South Main Street, where turning vehicles use the same lanes as through traffic.

• Use of South Main Street by pedestrians without benefit of shared use facilities in the project vicinity, including no crosswalks or pedestrian signals.



Project Highlights:


Proposed improvments between Southern Drive/Caudle Road and U.S. 311 Extenision


  • Widening of  0.7 miles of South Main Street between Southern Drive/Caudle Road and U.S. 311 Extension from current 2-lane ditch/shoulder roadway (ROW) to 3-lanes.
  • ROW- with curb/gutter on west side and shoulder/ditch on east side (due to the presence of power poles);
  • Widen travel lanes to 14-ft to accommodate bicycles;
  • additional 12-foot continuous dual left-turn center lane;
  • 5-ft sidewalk along the west side except where the existing roadway is within the Norfolk Southern Rail; 


  • The center lane will separate truning vehicles from travel lanes,

The proposed improvments inthis area will improve safety decrease delays and improve mobility in the corridor. The sidewalk will improve pedestrian safety and mobility. Widending of the travel lanes to 14-feet will allow bicycles to safely use the corridor, improving multi-modal mobility in the area.

  • Widen 0.36 miles of US 311 Extension from just  east of Timken Place to South Main Street,
  • Combination of paved shoulder and curb/gutter, and inclusion of a continuous left turn lane.
  • Shift the Wesleyan Road/Stout Road/U.S. 311 Extension intersection to the west to better align the intersection and minimize residential impacts;
  • signalize the intersection install dedicated left turn lanes on all approaches and lengthen storage. 
  • Shift Stout Road west for approximately 225 feet north of the U.S. 311 Extension (ending before RR crossing).
  • Shift Wesleyan Road approximately to the west for approximately 0.24 miles south of U.S. 311 Extension to realign intersection.
  • Widen travel lanes on Wesleyan Road from 8 ft to 12-ft and widen shoulders to 4-feet. This will address additional traffic from closing the NSRR crossing (especially trucks).


  • Re-align Caudle Road to match Southern Drive at South Main Street, to a 90-degree intersection, removing current skew,
  • Convert from stop controlled on to full signalized controls.
  • Improve the intersection at U.S. 220 Business (S Main Street) at U.S. 311 Extenision
  • Remove remnant islands, restripe and improve current lane channelization.
  • Close 3 business driveways located too close to the intersection and relocate one further from intersection to improve traffic flow and improve safety. All businesses will retain at least two driveways. Remaining islands at driveways will have curb/gutter.
  • Modify or close Norfolk Southern Railroad (NSRR) at-grade crossings in three locations:

  • S. Main Street / Wesleyan Road - Rail crossing
  • Close current at-grade crossing to remove safety hazard.
  • End Wesleyan Road at a new cul-de-sac.
  • Wesleyan Road - Rail crossing 
  • Widened roadway will end before the crossing on both sides to avoid requiring changes from NSRR.
  • Construct new surface through the crossing.
  • U.S. 311 Extension – Rail crossing
  • Widen roadway through the crossing (single arm guard).
  • Relocate allred Mobile Home Park driveway to the east, outside of RR Right-of-Way.
  • Construct new surface through the crossing that will flatten/smooth surface (to remove current bump).


Project History:

The project began in April 2018 and has included a public meeting (July 11, 2019) and coordination meetings with the Cities of Randleman and Asheboro (March 2019 and May 2021) as well as Norfolk Southern Railroad and the DOT Rail Division (April 2019 and June 2021). The project was put on hold by DOT from Sept 2019 to March 2021.

Various changes were incorporated into the project as a result of public comments, including:

  • Shift Wesleyan  Road, its intersection with U.S. 311 Extension, as well as Stout Road ten feet to the west, tying into the south at the NCRR tracks, to avoid homes on the east side of Wesleyan Road.
  • Improve all of U.S. 311 Extension between Wesleyan/Stout and South Main Street (U.S. 220 Business), including realigning the Allred Mobile Home Park driveway away from railroad right of-way

Public Input:

Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format on this website. The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the project. 

Please provide your comments to NCDOT by June XX.

Project Funding:         



 Estimated Amount*

Project Development & Design                                  $ 944,000

  Property Acquisition

                           $ 1,000,000            

  Utilities Costs                          $ 2,748,000            

  Construction Costs

                          $ 8,500,000            

   Total Cost

                         $ 13,192,000             

* As shown in the currently adopted State Transportation Improvement Program - Subject to change

Project Timeline:





 public outreach

July 2019

 Newsletter Update

May 2022

 Signed Environmental Document  March 2022
 Right of Way BeginsOctober 2022

 Utility Relocations Begin

     January 2024     

 Construction Begins

       August 2025     

 As shown in the currently adopted State Transportation Improvement Program - Subject to change


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all planning, design, and construction phases of project development.

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.

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Project Contact Information:

Greg Davis, PE

NCDOT Highway Division 8

 Project Engineer

121 DOT Drive

Carthage, NC 28327


Project Consultant Information:

Michelle Suverkrubbe

SEPI Engineering

Assoicate / Lead Planner 

100 E. Six Forks Road, Suite 300

Raleigh, NC 27609



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.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                       Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                   Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
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