Functional and safety improvements are proposed along the existing two-lane highway 3.8-mile stretch of U.S. 25/U.S. 70 in Madison County.
The roadway will be upgraded to current NCDOT standards, to the extent feasible within the physical constraints of the project area. The safety improvements planned throughout the corridor include improving sight distances and adding turn lanes, sidewalks and other accommodations for school buses.
Skyway Drive to Derringer Drive
Proposed work on U.S. 25/U.S. 70 from east of Skyway Drive to Derringer Drive would involve:
- Widening lanes and upgrading the roadway to current NCDOT standards
- Adding sidewalks to the easternmost Ingles Market driveway on the north side and the length of the shopping center on the south side
- Adding bicycle lanes in both directions
- Installing pedestrian signals and a crosswalk at the intersection of Derringer Drive/Student Drop-off Way and U.S. 25/U.S. 70
Derringer Drive to Brush Creek Road
Proposed work on U.S. 25/U.S. 70 from Derringer Drive to Brush Creek Road would involve:
- Widening lanes
- Adding shoulders and/or bicycle lanes where conditions allow
- Adding guardrail where needed
- Upgrading the roadway with turn lanes and other safety improvements
NCDOT also proposes:
- Including crosswalks and pedestrian “landing pads” at the U.S. 25/Upper Brush Creek Road intersection
- Adding a right turn lane on U.S. 25 northbound to ease congestion associated with elementary and middle school traffic
A newsletter regarding the project has been sent out to residents of the area, as well as to all students at the elementary, middle and high schools.
Additionally, NCDOT is seeking feedback until May 15, 2019, from the public in the form of a survey that can be found at NCDOT’s public engagement portal.