NCDOT Seeks Input On Widening Two Miles Of N.C. 210

Public meeting set for Dec. 13

MCGEE’S CROSSROADS – The public is invited to attend a meeting and provide feedback on a proposal to widen two miles of N.C. 210 off Interstate 40 in Johnston County.

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to widen the highway to four lanes with a raised median between N.C. 50 and Raleigh Road. Most of this stretch currently has one travel lane in each direction.

The proposal includes upgrading the N.C. 210 interchange at I-40 (Exit 319) and installing reduced conflict intersections, which redirect drivers from a driveway or side street into turning right onto the main corridor. The design improves safety and allows people to reach their destinations more quickly.

The project is intended to alleviate congestion, improve safety and traffic flow and plan for anticipated growth in traffic volumes in a fast-growing community.


Meeting details

The open house will be from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 13 at the McGee’s Crossroads Middle School gymnasium. People can drop in at any time during those hours to ask the project team questions and submit comments on the proposed design. Alternately, anyone may view the proposed design maps and submit feedback on the NCDOT project page.

People may also send comments by calling 601-300-5186 (project code is 5122); emailing; or mailing Chad Coggins, an NCDOT project engineer for Division 4, at P.O. Box 3165, Wilson, N.C., 27895.

Comments collected by Jan. 13 will be considered toward the final designs. Construction is scheduled to start in 2029.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled individuals who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Simone Robinson at or 919-707-6062 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.  

People who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.


  1. Unlike most, I know the state doesn’t allow you to improve for future possible traffic congestion until it becomes a problem..AND this is a BIG problem…I worry about EMS and LEO trying to get where they need to go and can’t because ALL the lanes are blocked….It’s about time for it to happen. I only hope it doesn’t take 5 years to do it like it is at 42….. I work in Smithfield and live at McGee’s. It takes me longer to get from Coats Xrd. to 50 than it does for me to get from Smithfield to Coats Xrds….most of the time it’s 45 minutes for a trip that 10 years ago took 20…5 years ago 30 and now 45…

  2. Another unfunded project by NCDOT. Construction “planned” for 2029, but not a dime of funding allocated. #PipeDream #GetGovernmentOut #PrivatizeRoadsNow

  3. Sure why not, it’s not like every other road isn’t under construction. What’s more traffic and congestion

  4. How about Cleveland Road? We can use allot of BIG HELP here also! From Barbour Mill Road to Hwy 42. I think we have a bigger problem than Hwy 210.

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