SYLVA – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a virtual public hearing starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, for proposed improvements to U.S. 129, N.C. 143 and N.C. 28 in Corridor K between Robbinsville and Stecoah.
The online hearing will begin with a formal presentation, then the public will be able to speak, ask questions and submit comments using a chat feature. Input may also be given by writing project officials or calling a hotline after the meeting.
The public may participate in several manners:
• From a phone by calling 312-757-3121 with access code 264-116-645
For those with limited internet access or who desire to listen to the presentation, a copy of the presentation and the meeting handout will be available for download or by calling the project hotline at 984-205-6615 with access code 9893. Video of the hearing may be viewed online at the Graham County Library starting Oct. 2.
All comments and information received will be taken into consideration as the project develops.
Comments can be submitted by phone at 984-205-6615, by email to Robbinsville-Stecoah@publicinput.com, by mail to Diane Wilson, Senior Public Involvement Officer, 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, or online through Oct. 30.
Other project information is available at the Graham County Library, 80 Knight Street, Robbinsville, NC 28771, and on the NCDOT project
and public input sites
, including maps of the preferred alternative, a history of the project, the environmental assessment, and renderings of the roadway.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled people who wish to participate in this virtual meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact, as early as possible, Diane Wilson, Environmental Analysis Unit, at email@example.com or 919-707-6073. 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.