HUDSON – The N.C. Department of Transportation invites residents to provide input on a proposed project to improve 3.4 miles of Cajah Mountain Road from Connelly Springs Road to U.S. 321A in Caldwell County.
The informal, drop-in meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. Aug. 22 at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1787 Cajah Mountain Road in Hudson. With no formal presentation, the public may participate in the meeting at any time.
The existing lane widths, shoulder, vertical and horizontal curves of Cajah Mountain Road do not meet current NCDOT design standards. The project will improve safety by upgrading the road to modern standards, address current crash patterns and consider bicycle and pedestrian modes. No additional lanes will be included.
From Connelly Springs Road to Joplin Road:
• Widen shoulders to include a 5-foot paved shoulder within an overall 8-foot shoulder width
• Realign the skewed intersection with Cajah Mountain Road in Hudson
• Adjust posted speed limits to 45 mph west of Sawmills
From Joplin Road to U.S. 321A:
• Include curb and gutter with 5-foot bike lanes and 5-foot sidewalks on both sides
• Transition sidewalk and bike lanes to a 10-foot multi-use path from Mount Zion Baptist Church to U.S. 321A.
People may submit comments at the meeting, through the project page
, by mail to NCDOT Division 11, 801 Statesville Road, North Wilkesboro, NC. 28659 or by calling 984-205-6615 and entering code 9768. Comments may be submitted through Sept. 22.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled people who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tony Gallagher, Environmental Analysis Unit, at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1598, 919-707-6069 or firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible so arrangements can be made.
Those who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior by calling 1-800-481-6494.