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Interstate 85 Widening in Gaston County

​​​​​​​​​​​STIP Number I-5719, U-5800

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to improve approximately 10 miles of Interstate 85 from the U.S. 321 interchange (Exit 17) in Gastonia to the N.C. 273 interchange (Exit 27) in Mount Holly​. ​

Work would also involve widening I-85 in the project area from six to eight lanes, upgrading interchanges, and relocating/replacing roadway and railroad bridges.​ 

Two public meetings are scheduled for:

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022
5-7 p.m.

Location: Gaston College Kimbrell Campus Auditorium
7220 Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont

​Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022
5-7 p.m.

Location: Gastonia Conference Center
​145 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Gastonia

The purpose of these meetings are to inform the public of the project and gather input on the proposed design. The public can view project information, submit comments and receive email updates at NCDOT's public input portal​.

This document was relevant for this public meeting in 2022, see the project site​ for the latest information.​

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 Sept. 23, 2022.

For additional information or to mail comments, contact:

Nora McCann, P.E. 
NCDOT Highway Division 12
1582 Mail Service Center

Raleigh NC 27699

Submit Comments

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:

Simone Robinson
Environmental Analysis Unit
919-707-6062
strobinson1@ncdot.gov 

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.

10/12/2022 3:13 PM