§42-102.
Road Type Designation
Applicants shall indicate if roads are to be public or private on applications, plans and plats. Where private roads are
proposed as extensions of existing public roads, the developer must clearly justify why proposed roads should not
be extended for public use. Private roads may become public if accepted into the public road system by NCDOT
A.
Public Roads. Public roads (and their associated public bridges) shall:
(1)
Be designed and constructed in accordance with State Road Standards.
(2)
Be offered dedication to the public (though this does not guarantee NCDOT will accept or agree to
assume the maintenance responsibility of the proposed public road). 
B.
Private Roads. Private roads shall be the standards of this Subpart C (Subdivision Road Standards
Applicable to All Subdivision Types and Subtypes).