February 2016: Environmental Assessment Approved
The Environmental Assessment was approved in February 2016 and is available for review.
April 2018: Finding of No Significant Impact Approved
The Finding of No Significant Impact was approved in April 2018 and is available for review (13.6 MB).
July 2016 Public Hearings
The N.C. Department of Transportation held public hearings July 11-12, 2016, in Hickory and Lenoir about the environmental assessment.
July 27, 2017 Public Meeting
NCDOT held an open house public meeting in Hickory on July 27, 2017, to present maps of updated designs for Sections A and B. No new information was available for the remainder of Section C (Mission Road to Southwest Boulevard).
Oct. 12, 2017 Public Meeting
NCDOT held an open house public meeting in Caldwell County on Oct. 12, 2017, to present maps of NCDOT's recommended alternative. (View meeting materials.)