ROXBORO – The N.C. Department of Transportation will host a public meeting later this week to discuss a proposal to convert a three-mile stretch of U.S. 501 (Madison Boulevard) from a five-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane median divided road between south of U.S. 158 and North Main Street. This proposed project has been requested by the Kerr-Tar Rural Planning Organization.
Madison Boulevard serves as a vital corridor in Person County and for the City of Roxboro and is a part of a larger initiative to widen U.S. 501 to a four-lane highway between the Virginia state line and N.C. 49.
The proposed project would also improve safety in the area by limiting access at driveways and lower volume intersections and will enhance mobility and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations along the project corridor.
Area residents are invited to the public meeting Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at the Person County Office Building Auditorium, 305 S. Morgan St., Roxboro.
No formal presentation will be made, but project staff will be available to answer questions and receive comments relative to the project throughout the meeting. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops.
Anyone unable to attend the meeting can still offer comments and view project maps via NCDOT's public input portal. Comments can also be shared with NCDOT project consultant Robert Boot at 919-431-5276 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Sept. 12, 2019.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in the meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Kayla Weber at email@example.com or 919-707-6061 as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.
Persons who 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.