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Chance to Learn More about NCDOT Bridge and Interchange Project in Garner

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February 14, 2018

A project proposal to replace the N.C. 50 bridge over U.S. 70 in Garner and make interchange improvements at that location will be the subject of a N.C. Department of Transportation public meeting this week.

The plans call for replacing the 56-year-old bridge with one that would be built alongside the existing structure. The slight change in location will allow the current bridge to remain open during the project, eliminating the need for a detour route at that busy location, and it will also improve roadway alignment.

The plan for the interchange is not as definite, as the NCDOT is considering two options. One would have traditional traffic lights at each end of the bridge to handle ramp traffic for vehicles getting on and off U.S. 70. The other proposal would use roundabouts on each side of the bridge, eliminating the need for traffic to stop along N.C. 50.

Construction of the project is projected to start in the summer of 2019.

Area residents can view plans, ask NCDOT representatives questions, and provide written comments on the project at the public meeting on Thursday, Feb. 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Garner Town Hall, 900 7th Avenue. Since there is no formal presentation planned, the public can attend at any time during the meeting.

Maps of the project and other information are also available online at the NCDOT public meeting website.

Residents unable to attend the meeting may submit comments through March 1 by contacting NCDOT Assistant Project Manager Elmo Vance at eevance@ncdot.gov, (919) 707-6048 or1582 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC27699-1582.

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 Tony Gallagher, NCDOT Environmental Analysis Unit, magallagher@ncdot.gov, (919) 707-6069 or 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Persons who speak Spanish and have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-233-6315.


Contact: Steve Abbott, (919) 707-2600, swabbott@ncdot.gov