Future Road Improvements to Murchison Road Proposed by NCDOT

The project logo U-4900: Murchison Road – Fayetteville

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing improvements to N.C. 210/Murchison Road between I-295 and the U.S. 401 Bypass in Fayetteville.  

Vicinity Map:

Interactive Study Area Map

Area in which environmental studies are conducted for the project


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

The purpose of this project is to 

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 to the eastern side of Murchison Road
  • A new 5-foot sidewalk/replace existing sidewalk on the western side of Murchison Road
  • Construction of a “quadrant left” design at the intersection of Murchison Road and the U.S. 401 Bypass 
  • Construction of “continuous flow Intersections” throughout the corridor

​Project Overview Video

What is a Quadrant Left Intersection? 

  • A quadrant left intersection design reduces congestion and travel time through busy intersections by prohibiting all left turns at the main intersection.
  • Left-turning drivers are rerouted to a connector road that allows them to go left by making a series of right turns.
  • The traffic signal allows for through traffic and right-turning traffic only, which moves all traffic through the intersection faster.

Watch this short video to get more information on Quadrant Left Intersections: 

Quadrant Left Intersection on Project

Murchison Road Southbound                                  Murchison Road Northbound

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Angie Hedgepeth, Government Affairs Director for the Association, attends all the local meetings each month, as well as NAR and NCAR meetings, and keeps members abreast of the multiple issues being addressed in local, state and national government. She prepares reports on the meetings she attends and they are included in the weekly "Government Affairs Update".