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I-85 Widening - Gaston County

​STIP Number I-5719, U-3608 & U-5800

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes widening I-85 from the U.S. 321/North Chester Street interchange (Exit #17) in Gastonia to the N.C. 273/Beatty Drive interchange (Exit #27) in Mount Holly.

The proposed improvements would include widening the roadway from six to eight lanes, upgrading interchanges, and relocating/replacing roadway and railroad bridges.

The purpose of the proposed improvements is to reduce congestion and improve mobility along this vital corridor. Proposed work also includes improvements to N.C. 7 (North Main Street) from I-85 to U.S. 29/74 in Belmont (STIP Project No. U-3608) and improvements to the intersection of U.S. 29/74 and N.C. 7 (STIP Project No. U-5800).

A public meeting is scheduled for:

Wednesday, May 22, 2019*
4-7 p.m.
Gastonia Conference Center
145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way

*Another open house public meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the project and gather input on the proposed design.

The public may attend at any time during the public meeting hours, as no formal presentation will be made.

Public Comment

NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops.

The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or can be submitted via phone, email or at NCDOT's public input portal by June 6, 2019.

For additional information or to mail comments, contact:

Nora McCann
NCDOT Project Manager
1595 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1595

Special Accommodations

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop.

Anyone requiring special services should contact as early as possible:

Samantha Borges
Environmental Analysis Unit

Persons 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.

Aquellas personas no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.

5/17/2019 2:14 PM