Project Overview

This project proposes to improve NC 42 /Broadway Road (S.R. 1579), from U.S. 421 (Horner Boulevard) in Sanford to East Harrington Avenue (S.R. 1538) in Broadway.  The purpose of the project is to improve user safety and traffic operations along N.C. 42, within the project limits. This project will aid in reducing the numerous rear-end and run-off-the-road crashes, currently occurring along N.C. 42 and will include turn lane improvements at various intersections. The project is federally funded and is approximately 5.5 miles in length.   

Project History

Improvements to the corridor were originally proposed as part of the approved Lee County Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) in 2011. This is a high priority project for the City of Sanford, Lee County and Town of Broadway due to the number of crashes and the need for improved pedestrian safety. The crash rate along N.C. 42 greatly exceeds the statewide crash-rates for similar roadway classifications throughout the state. Adding additional through-lanes and raised medians along corridor will provide pedestrian refuge and reduce potential motorist conflicts with pedestrians and cyclists.


A public meeting was held on October 11, 2011 and the public was advised of the preferred alternative.  The environmental document was completed in April 2015 and on October 22, 2015 a second public meeting was held.

Project Funding: 


Estimated Cost*  

Right-of-Way Acquisition

$      12.2   Million

Construction Costs

$     43.0    Million

Total Costs

$      55.2 Million







Project Timeline: 



Environmental Document Approved

April 2015

Right-of-Way Acquisition

October 2017

Construction Begins

January 2023

Construction CompleteMarch 2027


Project Comments

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Project Email:

Project Phone Number:  984-205-6615     Enter project code: 5620

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Project Contact

Terry Farr, P.E.

Senior Project Manager

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1000 Birch Ridge Drive

Raleigh, NC  27610

Project Contact

Reuben Blakley, P.E.

Division Construction Engineer

NCDOT HIghway Division 8

121 DOT Drive

Carthage, NC  28327



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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