The project includes six interchanges, 24 bridges and box culverts, and 8 million cubic yards of earth and rock excavation. It also includes enhanced bridge aesthetics around the zoo.
U.S. 64 Bypass
The completed U.S. 64 Asheboro Bypass is a 14.4-mile four-lane, median-divided highway beginning on U.S. 64 west of Asheboro – just west of Stutts Road – and ending at U.S. 64 east of Asheboro at Dewey Road.
Access is full control, meaning vehicles will only be able to get on the highway at interchanges. The total right-of-way width averages approximately 400 feet, with additional right of way needed at interchange locations to account for the ramps.
Interchanges are included at:
- U.S. 64 on both ends of the project
- N.C. 49
- I-73/74 (U.S. 220 Bypass)
- The Zoo Connector
- N.C. 42
The Zoo Connector is a 1.7-mile two-lane, full-control roadway that runs directly from the U.S. 64 Bypass to the entrance of the North Carolina Zoo. This will dramatically improve zoo access from the U.S. 64 corridor.
The N.C. 159 grade-separation was eliminated and a roundabout was placed at the zoo entrance.