RALEIGH – The public is invited to an open house and combined public hearing this week regarding proposed improvements to U.S. 1 (Capital Boulevard) between Raleigh and Wake Forest.
The meeting is set for Wednesday at Living Word Family Church, located at 10520 Star Road in Wake Forest. A pre-hearing open house will be held from 4-6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 7 p.m.
NCDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, has published the Environmental Assessment (EA) for this project. The EA contains a summary of the impacts associated with the various alternatives under consideration for the project. With the EA now available to the public, the formal review period has begun. The public meeting and hearing will provide an opportunity for people to make formal comments that will be included in the project record. NCDOT representatives will be available at the public meeting to answer questions and receive comments – written and spoken – that will be considered in the selection of the Preferred Alternative for the improvements along the project corridor.
The formal public hearing will include an explanation of the location of the detailed study alternatives, land acquisition and relocation requirements, and project procedures.
People will also have the option to view a livestream of the public hearing and offer comments. The hearing will be recorded, and a written transcript will be produced. Visit the virtual meeting registration webpage to register for the online meeting; once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The EA, along with maps showing the location of the detailed study alternatives are available for review at the following locations:
- NCDOT – Division 5 Office: 2612 N. Duke St., Durham
- NCDOT – Division 5, District 1 Office: 4005 District Drive, Raleigh
- City of Raleigh, Planning Department: One Exchange Plaza, Suite 300
- Town of Wake Forest Planning Department: 301 S. Brooks St., 3rd Floor
People may also view the materials and submit comments through July 7 by visiting the project webpage.
Interpretive services will be available at the meeting upon request for people who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English. For more information, please call 1-800-481-6494 prior to the meeting.