(a)  The Board of Transportation may review requests for access road improvements to industrial or manufacturing projects as a part of the statewide effort to attract new industry to North Carolina.  Projects eligible for assistance from the Department of Transportation may be the construction or expansion of any industrial or manufacturing factory, mill, assembly or fabricating, or industrial research development or laboratory facility, or industrial processing facility.  The Board of Transportation may individually review the economic impact of the location of distribution facilities for distributing manufactured goods.  The number of employees and the amount of truck traffic shall be primary justification for assistance with road improvements.  Approval of such requests shall be based primarily upon the initial number of employees as compared to the road improvement cost.  The initial investment in the project and the precedent of past approvals by the Board of Transportation for similar projects will be considered.  The particular county involved shall be considered as to current economic development.

(b)  In the case of Paragraph (a) of this Rule, the access road alignment shall be determined by the Department of Transportation, and the right‑of‑way shall be dedicated at no cost to the Department of Transportation.  Such access road improvements shall terminate at the property line of the project.  The road improvements involved must become a part of the state maintained system as required by G.S. 136-44.2.

(c)  The Board of Transportation may consider the addition of an access road constructed by others to the state maintenance system.  The construction standards for such a road shall be determined by the Division Engineer based upon the intended use of the roadway.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑44.1; 136-44.2; 143B‑350(f); 143B‑350(g);

Eff. July 1, 1978;

Amended Eff. December 29, 1993; November 1, 1991; July 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 6, 2016.