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Public Meeting Set for Proposed Improvements to Gaston County Intersections

BESSEMER CITY – The N.C. Department of Transportation invites the public to learn more about a developing project to improve safety and traffic flow on N.C. 274 at N.C. 275, White Jenkins Road, and Oates Road.

The proposed project includes:

  • ​Closing the existing intersection of White Jenkins Road, N.C. 275, N.C. 274, and Oates Road.


  • Creating a cul-de-sac and dead-end White Jenkins Road, maintaining access to homes, businesses, and churches nearby.


  • Creating a new signalized intersection approximately 200 feet to the east where N.C. 275 will be realigned to meet N.C. 274 in a safer manner.


  • Realigning Oates Road to create a new signalized intersection approximately 860 feet to the west at the existing intersection of N.C. 274 and Mall Ridge Drive. All access to homes and churches on Oates Road will be maintained.


  • Converting the intersection of Fairview Drive and N.C. 275 to an all-way stop intersection.

A public, drop-in style meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Miracle Tabernacle International Ministries, 120 White Jenkins Road in Bessemer City. People may attend the meeting at any time to discuss the project with NCDOT staff.

People who cannot attend the meeting may submit comments in writing, by email and by phone through Oct. 6. All comments received will be reviewed and considered as the development process continues.

More information and project maps are available on the NCDOT Public Meeting website.

To send comments or learn more, email or call 984-205-6615, Code 3294. People can also mail comments to NCDOT Division 12 Project Team Lead Bryan Sowell at P.O. Box 47, Shelby, N.C., 28151.

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 Alecia Hardy at 919-707-6072 or as early as possible so arrangements can be made.

People who speak Spanish and 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.


9/13/2023 2:30 PM