PEMBROKE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an open house this month on a proposal to widen a nearly mile-long segment of West Third Street in downtown Pembroke.
The road, which is also N.C. 711, would be improved between North Odom Street and Redmond Road. Under the proposal, it would be widened to four lanes with a raised median. Additionally, safety and accommodations for bicycles and other pedestrians would be enhanced under the department’s Complete Streets policy.
More information is available on this NCDOT page.
The Lumbee River Rural Planning Organization, which guides transportation projects, and the town of Pembroke adopted this improvement project.
This section of roadway is part of a 12-mile stretch of N.C. 711 that is the focus of a new pilot study sponsored by NCDOT, the Governor’s Highway Commission and the National Governors Association. Officials will study the roadway and recommend this spring strategies and new transportation projects that will seek to reduce crashes and highway deaths.
The public meeting will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at on Feb. 11, at Pembroke Town Hall, 100 Union Chapel Road. People may attend at any time during the meeting to look at preliminary design maps, ask questions and provide feedback.
Comments should be submitted by Feb. 26. They may be sent to Jason Hatfield, a Division 6 project engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 910-364-0603. People also may contact him for more information.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Samantha Borges at email@example.com or 919-707-6115 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
People who 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.