Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning Agencies

Transportation Planning Agencies

Franklin County is served by two transportation planning agencies: the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) and the Kerr-Tarr Regional Planning Organization (KTRPO). In 2005, CAMPO expanded its boundaries to include portions of southern Franklin County, including the towns of Bunn, Franklinton, and Youngsville. The KTRPO serves Centerville, Louisburg and northern Franklin County. These agencies form a cooperative effort of local and state transportation planning officials working to make sure our transportation network is efficient and complete. In addition to working with municipalities, these Planning Organizations act as liaisons between local agencies, the North Carolina Department of Transportation, and the Federal Highway Administration.

Plans & Maps

These plans and maps help to determine which roadway projects are a priority for funding and improvements:

 Franklin County & Louisburg Comprehensive Transportation Plan (NCDOT)

     

Northeast Area Study (CAMPO)

     

North Carolina Statewide Transportation Plan (NCDOT)

     

NCDOT's 25 Year Vision for North Carolina

     

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (CAMPO)

     

US 1 Corridor Study (CAMPO) - UPDATE

     

US 1 Corridor Study (CAMPO) - original

     

Strategic Highway Corridors (NCDOT)

     

State Transportation Improvement Program

State Transportation Improvement Program

The State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) was created by the North Carolina General Assembly through the Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) Law with the intent to provide funding for roadway, public transportation, bicycle, pedestrian, rail, and aviation projects. Each MPO, RPO, and NCDOT Division submitted a list of scores based on the Mobility Formula generated by the STI.

In December 2014, the NCDOT released a funding schedule consisting of over 1,100 total projects. These projects were broken down by NCDOT Division (Division 5), and planning agency (CAMPO). The following projects have either been recently completed, are under construction, are scheduled to receive funding, or are targeted to receive funding sometime in the future.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION TOTAL COST NOTES
US 401 North of Ligon Mill Road to NC 39 in Louisburg, widen to 4-lane median divided facility $183.8 MIL Section B-Under Construction                 Sections C/D-Unfunded, will cost $60.65 MIL
CEDAR CREEK RD Replace bridge No. 12 over Cedar Creek $2.2 MIL Under Construction
HOLDEN RD Replace Bridge No. 2 over Horse Creek $1.3 MIL COMPLETED
WES SANDLING RD Replace bridge No. 27 over Middle Creek $1.2 MIL COMPLETED
SUTTON RD Replace bridge No. 107 over Devil Cradle Creek $1.4 MIL In Development-2024
PERSON RD Replace bridge No. 52 over Sandy Creek $2.3 MIL In Development-2019
EAST RIVER RD Replace bridge No. 76 over Sycamore Creek $600,000 COMPLETED
BRANNON RD Replace bridge No. 90 over Norris Creek $1.3 MIL In Development-2020
US 1 Install median barrier from Wall Rd to the Vance County line $965,000 Under Construction
NC 56 Construct paved shoulders from Louisburg town limits to Franklinton town limits $2.4 MIL Under Construction

Franklin County is named in various other projects applied for through Division 5, CAMPO, and KTRPO regarding CMAQ, public transit projects, agency funding, purchase orders for existing projects, feasibility and environmental studies, etc. These projects are under construction, are scheduled to receive funding, or are targeted to receive funding sometime in the future. The list above are projects most likely to impact Franklin County residents on a daily basis.

Interactive Draft STIP Map

Construction Projects

Construction Projects

The North Carolina Department of Transportation maintains 861 miles of roads in Franklin County. Check back to see which roads will be impacted by construction projects.

Bridge Replacements

Cedar Creek Road

Leonard Road

Mays Crossroads Road

Resurfacing Projects

The following state-maintained roads are currently being resurfaced by the NCDOT. All resurfacing projects are projected to be completed by the end of July, 2015.

  • US 401
  • NC 58
  • NC 561
  • NC 581

Hazard Elimination Projects

NCDOT is currently making safety improvements to West River Road (SR 1211) from Louisburg town limits to Franklinton town limits, including shoulder widening and resurfacing. The project is 52% complete and all enhancements will be finished by September 30, 2015.


Updated: May 29, 2015

US 1 Corridor Study

US 1 Corridor Study

The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) recently completed an update to the US 1 Corridor Study, combining Phases 1 and 2 into a single plan. Since the completion of the original study, development along the corridor has intensified and new challenges are present. Initially, the first phase extended from Interstate 540 in Raleigh to US 1A in Youngsville, an the second phase continued from US 1A to the Vance County line.

US 1 Corridor Interactive Map

     

Cedar Creek Road Bridge Replacement

Cedar Creek Road Bridge Replacement

The bridge on Cedar Creek Road (State Road 1116) that travels over Cedar Creek is scheduled to be replaced. Construction has begun, with grading and drainage improvements being the first phase of the project. Many residential lots, as well as Franklinton High School, will be affected by this project. Please see the suggest detour route below. The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded a contract worth $1.6 million to the S.T. Wooten Corporation. NCDOT Resident Engineer: E. Body Tharrington, PE, 919-562-7000.

Construction Progress: 22%

Estimated Completion Date: March 29, 2016

Leonard Road Bridge Replacement

Leonard Road Bridge Replacement

The bridge on Leonard Road (State Road 1451) that travels over Sandy Creek is scheduled to be replaced. Construction has begun, with grading and drainage improvements being the first phase of the project. Many residential lots will be affected by this project. Please see the suggest detour route below. The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded a contract worth $492,000 to the Smith-Rowe, LLC. NCDOT Resident Engineer: E. Body Tharrington, PE, 919-562-7000.

Construction Progress: 63%

Estimated Completion Date: August 28, 2015


Mays Crossroads Road Bridge Replacement

Mays Crossroads Road Bridge Replacement

The bridge on Mays Crossroads Road (State Road 1105) that travels over Cedar Creek is scheduled to be replaced. Construction has begun, with grading and drainage improvements being the first phase of the project. Many residential lots will be affected by this project. Please see the suggest detour route below. The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded a contract worth $781,000 to the Smith-Rowe, LLC. NCDOT Resident Engineer: E. Body Tharrington, PE, 919-562-7000.

Construction Progress: 34%

Estimated Completion Date: October 16, 2015