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Three Caldwell County US 321 Intersections to be transformed to “Superstreet” Intersections in 2019

CALDWELL COUNTY, NC (September 18, 2017)…According to the NCDOT, Caldwell County will see road construction on US 321 as early as 2019.  Three intersections will undergo a transformation to a “Superstreet” intersection design.

What is a “Superstreet” design?

A superstreet, also known as a restricted crossing U-turn (RCUT), J-turn, or reduced conflict intersection, is a type of road intersection that is a variation of the Michigan left. In this configuration, traffic on the minor road is not permitted to proceed straight across the major road or highway.

What are the benefits of a “Superstreet” design?

The so-called “superstreet” traffic design results in significantly faster travel times, and leads to a drastic reduction in automobile collisions and injuries, according to North Carolina State University researchers who have conducted the largest-ever study of superstreets and their impacts.

What intersections?

Mt. Herman Road/US 321 (TIP: U-4700CA – Project Cost: $2,170,000)

Pine Mountain Road/US 321 (TIP: U-4700CB – Project Cost: $2,700,000)

Mission Road/US 321 (TIP: U-4700CC – Project Cost: $2,750,000)

We have put together a special US 321 Widening Project Website Page to help better explain the entire project.  We have also put together an unofficial US 321 Widening Project Facebook Page.

www.caldwelljournal.com/us-321-widening-project

www.facebook.com/US321WideningProjectforCaldwellCounty

You can enlarge the following maps by clicking on them…

Mt. Herman Road

 

Pine Mountain Road

 

Mission Road

North Carolina Superstreet Locations as of May 2017…

NC 87-24 in Cameron, Harnett County

  • Signalized
  • Combination 4-lane/6-lane
  • 5 miles
  • Suburban/transition, frequent driveways to individual businesses and residences
  • 1 hour from Raleigh
  • goo.gl/maps/MwYMJfxzoKL2

US 17 in Leland, Brunswick County

  • Signalized
  • 4-lane
  • 7 miles
  • Suburban/transition, infrequent driveways to several large shopping centers and neighborhoods
  • 2 hours from Raleigh
  • goo.gl/maps/Jv1BLeTGw8o

 NC 55 in Holly Springs, Wake County

  • Signalized
  • 4-lane
  • 4 miles
  • Rural to Suburban/transition, infrequent driveways to several large shopping centers
  • ½ hour from Raleigh
  • goo.gl/maps/PDzjZcVN76D2

Poplar Tent Road, Cabarrus County

  • Signalized
  • 4-lane
  • 5 miles
  • Suburban, moderately frequent driveways to individual businesses
  • 5 hours from Raleigh
  • goo.gl/maps/URXifJX94DR2

 US 23-74 in Haywood County

  • Unsignalized
  • 4-lane
  • 2 miles
  • Rural, infrequent driveways to individual properties
  • 4 hours from Raleigh
  • goo.gl/maps/T34N9e77YTv

US 1 in Moore County, Vass Bypass

  • Unsignalized
  • 4-lane
  • 5 miles
  • Rural, infrequent driveways to individual properties
  • 1 hour from Raleigh
  • goo.gl/maps/kVoK6uao5fx

 NC 87 in Elizabethtown, Bladen County

  • Unsignalized
  • 4-lane
  • 5 miles
  • Rural, infrequent driveways to individual properties
  • 5 hours from Raleigh
  • goo.gl/maps/HyhciXBCn7H2

US 17 Bypass in Beaufort County

  • Unsignalized
  • 4-lane
  • 5 miles
  • Rural, infrequent driveways to individual properties
  • 2 hours from Raleigh
  • goo.gl/maps/ZJ88keiSWQN2

  US 15-501 in Chapel Hill, Orange County

  • Signalized
  • 4-lane
  • 6 miles
  • Urban/transition, no access to individual properties
  • 5 hours from Raleigh
  • goo.gl/maps/jPpszBE2hhn

US 17 in Pender & New Hanover Counties

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