The design work and preliminary engineering is underway.
The Exit 126 widening will provide two right turn lanes from the Exit 126 off-ramp from Interstate 95 southbound to Route 1 southbound, and two right turn lanes from Route 1 southbound onto Southpoint Parkway.
Southpoint Parkway will also be widened to the existing turn lane at the Longhorn Steakhouse.
This will reduce the stacking of exiting traffic that backs up onto I-95 and existing congestion along the Route 1 corridor. The SMART SCALE application has sketches that help illustrate the project.
The Route 711 safety improvements will add traffic islands along Route 711 to allow left-turns into driveways and restrict through and left-turning traffic from the side street movements.
New pavement markings and signage will also be required at these locations. An additional right-turn lane will be added to the eastbound Route 711 approach to the intersection at Route 1.
This Highway Safety Improvement Program project will improve safety on Southpoint Parkway and the Southpoint Parkway / Route 1 intersection.
A sketch of the safety improvements is here: Route 1 and Southpoint Parkway intersection sketch
Pedestrian accommodations will also be included with these projects.
A public hearing showing the proposed design is expected to be held in early 2019.