RALEIGH - The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public workshop on Monday, Sept. 23, regarding proposed improvements to U.S. 64 from Indian Creek to the easternmost U.S. 64 intersection with Flat Creek Valley Road in Transylvania County.
The workshop will take place from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the T.C. Henderson Elementary School gymnasium, located at 11839 Rosman Highway (U.S. 64) in Lake Toxaway. Attendees can drop by any time to learn more about the project and speak with NDCOT officials. Comments received during the workshop will be considered as project plans are refined. There will not be a formal presentation.
The proposed improvements to this 2.1-mile section of U.S. 64 include straightening curves, adding climbing lanes and widening the road in order to improve safety. The project will require additional right-of-way and the relocation of homes and businesses.
Right-of-way acquisition is scheduled to begin in February 2014 and construction is planned to start in February 2015.
During construction, access will be provided for properties with driveways along the project; although portions of U.S. 64 may be closed to through traffic at stages of the project. Potential detour routes include Flat Creek Valley Road and the combination of Reid Road with Kim Miller Road.
Copies of project maps are available online. On this website, you will find information for this project (R-2409D) as well as the adjacent project (R-2409C) when you type "US 64" in the search box.
For more information, contact Stephen Williams, Design Construction Engineer, NCDOT Division 14, at (828) 586-2141 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Citizens may also contact consultant Martha Register with ARCADIS at (919) 854-1282 or email@example.com. Comments may be submitted until Oct. 7, 2013.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins, NCDOT Public Involvement Group Leader, at (919) 707-6085 as early as possible so arrangements can be made.
Interpretive services will be available at the workshop for people who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak, or understand English. For more information concerning these services, call 1-800-481-6494.