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NCDOT to Hold Design Public Hearing on Proposed Improvements to N.C. 273 (South Main Street) in Mount Holly

RALEIGH -The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informal public hearing on Tuesday, May 14, on proposed improvements to N.C. 273 (South Main Street) in Mount Holly.

NCDOT is proposing to widen about 1.3 miles of N.C. 273 to a "superstreet" with four lanes divided by a median from Tuckaseege Road (at Beatty Drive) to Highland Street (at A&E Drive). A "superstreet" eliminates left turns from a side street onto the main street. This design requires a vehicle that would turn left to make a right turn and then a U-turn at a designated area.

The project will improve traffic flow and allow more cars to travel along N.C. 273. Other proposed improvements include providing sidewalks on both sides of N.C. 273 and wider outside travel lanes to accommodate bicycles.

The public hearing will take place from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mount Holly Citizens Center, located at 400 E. Central Ave. The public is invited to speak with NCDOT officials, review project plans and submit comments. There will not be a formal presentation.

Additional right-of-way acquisition and the relocation of homes and businesses will be required for this project. Currently, right-of-way acquisition is scheduled to begin in November, with construction scheduled to begin in July 2015.

A map showing the location and design of the project, as well as a copy of the approved environmental document, are available at the NCDOT Resident Engineer's Office, 5110 East Dixon Blvd., Kings Mountain, and at the City Manager's Office at Mount Holly City Hall at 400 E. Central Ave. The maps are available online at http://tinyurl.com/ct2w8cw. Search for the project using "U-3633" and click on "Show More" in order to view.

For more information, contact Jamille Robbins of the NCDOT Human Environment Section at (919) 707-6085, by fax: (919) 212-5785, or by email at jarobbins@ncdot.gov.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Robbins as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Persons who speak Spanish and 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.

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