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
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
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
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.
information, contact Jamille Robbins of the NCDOT Human Environment Section at
(919) 707-6085, by fax: (919) 212-5785, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.