The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has approved two road improvements projects in Caswell County as part of its 10-year plan for renovations and upgrades throughout the state.
The Caswell Messenger reports that Caswell County will be the beneficiary of two state-funded highway improvements over the course of the next decade, as the NCDOT announced its series of anticipated upcoming projects across the state between 2020 and 2029.
The plan, called the Draft 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), includes 32 new highway projects in Division 7, which covers Alamance, Caswell, Guilford, Orange and Rockingham counties.
Two Caswell County projects are associated with local roads that connect to N.C. Highway 86. The first project involves roadway improvements and the construction of turning lanes from N.C. State Road 1300 (Park Springs Road) in Providence to the Caswell County Solid Waste Convenience Center. Construction will take place in fiscal year 2022.
The second Caswell County project is the construction of passing lanes along N.C. Highway 86 and U.S. Highway 158 from State Road 1572 (County Home Road) in Blanch to State Road 1734 (RP Fuquay Road) in Yanceyville.
The draft STIP includes projects across all transportation modes and in all 100 counties in the state. The list includes 1,266 highway projects, 86 aviation, 235 bicycle and pedestrian, six ferry, 23 public transit and 47 rail projects selected on statewide, regional and division levels.