Update on the US 421 Bypass in Sanford, NC

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The US 421 bypass around Sanford has been under construction for several years. A short section from Colon Road to Kelly Drive opened last year. This short section was out in the country and has been little used. Two additional sections were scheduled to be opened before the end of 2007. One of these two sections opened a few weeks ago. US 421 Bypass in Sanford, NC
Sanford NC Map The newest section to open connects NC 42 (Avents Ferry Road) to Kelly Drive. This section is labeled as section “D” on the map at left. Together with the previously opened section “C”, the bypass is now open between Colon Road and NC 42. The new section comes out right next to East Lee Middle school and the Coty plant on the East side of Sanford. This should reduce drive time to Raleigh for anyone on the East side of Sanford or Broadway.
A recent article in the Sanford Herald said that the next section of the bypass connecting to US 1 (section B on the above map) will open some time in January. The paper said this section is delayed due to a problem with road signs. This section will allow traffic to bypass all the traffic lights of downtown and is eagerly anticipated by many (including me). My concern is that when this section opens, a lot of traffic including heavy trucks will be funneled down a 2 lane stretch of NC 42 to get to the bypass. With homes along this stretch of Avents Ferry Road, I hope folks will be careful once this section does open.

The final two sections of the bypass (labeled “A” and “E” on the map above) were originally scheduled to start construction in 2008 but they have been delayed. The completion date for these sections has not been determined. I hope to see the road completed in the near future to alleviate congestion on Horner Boulevard.

US 421 Bypass in Sanford, NC

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Rita Taylor

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Comments (8)

Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services
Rita! Hi! Good to see you around! I have missed you. There is some great stuff I am writing about marketing online. Happy New Year! Katerina
Jan 13, 2008 02:50 PM
Mana Tulberg
805 County Real Estate - Camarillo, CA
Real Estate Agent - Camarillo CA
Hi Rita, sounds like life is going to be so much easier when the whole construction is complete.
Jan 13, 2008 03:21 PM
Rita Taylor
None - Sanford, NC
Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina


I got distracted from AR by the holidays.  Having a great year so far - the phone has been ringing!


Once they finish the bypass it will make life around Sanford MUCH easier! 

Jan 13, 2008 03:41 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
Rita - Long term construction is hard to endure . However the result will be welcomed because it will be easier to get around.
Jan 13, 2008 11:25 PM
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
Rita--Good of you to update your fellow residents of Sanford NC with information on the interstate!
Jan 14, 2008 12:48 AM
Cyndee Haydon
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes
Rita - what a great article - thanks for the update on Sanford NC - glad to hear things are going well for you.  
Jan 14, 2008 02:45 AM
Rita Taylor
None - Sanford, NC
Sanford NC Real Estate - Homes for Sale in Sanford North Carolina


They have been working on this one for years and it won't be completely finished for several more years.  It will make things much easier when finished but it is a long wait.


This road is really much anticipated by everyone.


Thanks for stopping by - hope you are doing well. 

Jan 19, 2008 04:44 AM
Leon Tongret

My property is just off Cotton Road and adjacent to the railroad tracks.  I walked along the trail today, and see that over the past several days, they have had tractors with bush hogs and chain saws removing trees along the trail.  That would indicate to me that they are about to begin the final stretch of the road, maybe in the Spring. 

Nov 11, 2010 03:25 AM