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Opinions Sought on N.C. 9 Safety Project

SYLVA — A proposed safety project on N.C. 9 in Polk County includes a new turn lane into Polk Central Elementary School, wider travel lanes and six-foot wide paved shoulders.

The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking public opinion on the proposed project and will hold a meeting from 4-7 p.m. on April 23 at the elementary school, 2141 N.C. 9 in Mill Spring.

Enhanced safety and improved traffic flow for motorists would be the benefits of this project, which runs between N.C. 108 and U.S. 74. This section of highway currently consists of 10-foot wide lanes with little or no shoulder. The project adds the new turn lane, 12-foot-wide lanes for vehicles and six-foot wide paved shoulders. The project would create safer access to agricultural and residential land uses — as well as the school — along N.C. 9.

Project team members will be available to discuss the concepts, answer questions and receive feedback at the meeting.

Maps and additional information will be posted on the NCDOT public meeting website​ as they become available.  All comments will be considered as the project plans develop, and should be submitted by May 7.

Contact Consultant Project Manager Larissa Via at 919-803-8215, or 4700 Homewood Court, Suite 310, Raleigh, NC 27609 to submit comments or for additional 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 Lauren Putnam at or 919-707-6494 as early as possible, so arrangements can be made.

Persons 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.


4/18/2019 1:48 PM