Project Overview

Murchison Road (N.C. 210) is an important historical and cultural transportation connection between downtown Fayetteville and Fort Bragg. The route connects military personnel, civilian residents, and visitors to destinations within the community and to points north and west of the city.

Since the opening of the outer loop (I-295), Murchison Road has become a more prominent gateway into downtown Fayetteville. Now, about 25,000 vehicles travel Murchison Road between the outer loop and the U.S. 401 Bypass (Pamalee Drive / Country Club Drive). The corridor is also heavily used by people walking and using public transit. 

To keep people moving efficiently and safely in the corridor, the N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to improve approximately two miles of Murchison Road between I-295 and just south of the U.S. 401 Bypass. The purpose of this project is to improve the traffic operations and mobility for Murchison Road. 

Project Highlights

Improvements proposed as part of this project include:

  • Four travel lanes on Murchison Road from I-295 to just to just south of the U.S. 401 Bypass (two northbound and two southbound lanes)

  • A 10-foot multi-use path on the eastern side of Murchison Road

  • A new 5-foot sidewalk/replace existing sidewalk on the western side of Murchison Road

  • Add a grass median

  • Add additional turn lanes at to the Murchison Road/U.S. 401 Bypass intersection 

  • Construction of "reduce conflict intersections" (RCI) throughout the corridor

What is a Reduced Conflict Intersection?

The most common type of reduced-conflict intersection design eliminates left turns from side roads onto busy main roads.

Raised medians direct traffic from the side road into turning right. When there is a safe opening in traffic, drivers enter the flow of traffic on the main route. To go the other direction, or cross the highway, they pull into a dedicated lane – typically les​s than 1,000 feet away – ​and make a U-turn. There might be a traffic signal at this location.

Watch this short video to get more information on Reduced Conflict Intersections: 

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Roadway Typical Section

Murchison Road


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How to Read Public Meeting and Hearing Maps

A video explaining how to read a public hearing or meeting map can be viewed below. The video contains information on colors used and symbology.

Project Funding



 Estimated Amount*

  Utilities Relocation

$     16,573,000

  Right of Way Acquisition

$   12,161,000


$   18,700,000

  Total Cost

$   47,434,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change. 

Project Timeline




 Public Outreach 

May 2021 

 Complete Environmental Document 

 October 2022

 Right of Way Acquisition

January 2023

 Begin Construction

May 2026

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change


NCDOT welcomes comments throughout the project development and construction phases. 

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

Comments and questions included in this phase of project development were submitted by April 29, 2022. 



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Craig A Freeman Jr., P.E.

NCDOT Project Manager

NCDOT Highway Division 6

P.O. Box 1150 300

Fayetteville, NC  28302


Faith Jahnke, P.E.

Consultant Project Manager

Summit Engineering

1100 Navaho Drive,  Suite 600

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.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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