Open House Public Meeting

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 Oct. 13, 2022

Brushy Fork Baptist Church

3915 U.S. 421 North,Vilas 

 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

There will be no formal presentation

Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes improvements to U.S. 421 / U.S. 321 from U.S. 321 to N.C. 105 Bypass near Old Bristol Road in Watauga County. 

The purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow, mobility, and safety for all transportation users along the corridor. 

The project proposes to widen the road from a single lane to two lanes in each direction separated by a 30-foot median with 5-foot paved outside shoulders.

  • The recommended alternative is a Best Fit alternative that widens either to the left or right side of the current road alignment to avoid or minimize impacts to resources.
  • The project team is seeking public input about widening through the community of Vilas. 

 

Project Maps

Click on the links or the thumbnails below to view or download the maps. 

 

To view Project Map 4 (Vilas comparison), map click here or on the map image below 

 

 To view Project Map 1 (Left-side widening Alternative), click here or on the map image below  

 

To view Project Map 1 (Right-side widening Alternative), click here or on the map image below

 

To view Project Map 2 (Left-side widening Alternative), click here or on the map image below 

 

To view Project Map 2 (Right-side widening Alternative), click here or on the map image below

 

To view Project Map 3 (Left-side widening Alternative), click here or on the map image below 

 

To view Project Map 3 (Right-side widening Alternative), click here or on the map image below

 

To view Project Map 4 (Left-side widening Alternative), click here or on the map image below 

 

To view Project Map 4 (Right-side widening Alternative), click here or on the map image below

 

To view Project Map 1 (Best fit widening Alternative), map click here or on the map image below 

 

To view Project Map 2 (Best fit widening Alternative), map click here or on the map image below 

 

To view Project Map 3 (Best fit widening Alternative), map click here or on the map image below 

 

To view Project Map 4 (Best fit widening Alternative), map click here or on the map image below 

Question title

What type of widening do you prefer for the overall length of the project?

Click to view results

Question title

Which widening option do you prefer in the Community of Vilas?

Click to view results

 

 

West and East of Vilas

Through Vilas

Adjacent Roadways

Reduce conflict Intersections (RCIs) informational video

 

Project Funding:

 

 Activity

 Funded costs Costs*

  Utilities$ 1.5 Million

  Right-of-Way Acquisition

$   40.9 Million

  Construction Cost

$ 50.2 Million

  Total Cost

 $ 92.6 Million

        *Funded costs are subject to change. 

Project Timeline:

Milestone

    Date*

Public Meeting

October 13 2022

Environmental Document

Spring 2025

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

Summer 2024

Construction Begins

Summer 2027

* Future dates subject to change. 

Comments:

NCDOT accepts comments throughout all planning, design, and construction phases of project development.

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.

To submit comments for consideration during the current phase of project development,

please submit before October 27, 2022.  

You may leave comments or questions below

Or

Email the comment or question to [email protected]

Or

 Phone Number: (512) 580-8850 Code: 3903

Question title

Would you like to be added to the project email list?

Question title

Do you have questions or comments on the overall project?

          PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION 

Verrol McLeary

Project Manager for Divisions 11-14

NCDOT Project Management Unit

1582 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1582

    PROJECT CONTACT INFORMATION 

Martha Register

Consultant Project Manager

WGI

5640 Dillard Drive

Cary, NC  27518

RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS 


Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

     
Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

English                                                                     Spanish

  

Title VI Feedback

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If so, please click here https://publicinput.com/NCDOT-Title-VI