North Carolina Construction News staff writer
The N.C. Department of Transportation invites the public to provide input on a proposed project to improve safety and mobility at the interchange of Interstate 40 and Old N.C. 10 in Burke County.
The informal, drop-in meeting will be held Nov. 17 from 4-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church-Hildebran, 8831 Old N.C. 10. There is no formal presentation scheduled.
The proposed project would replace the bridge on Old N.C. 10 over I-40 at Exit 118, and modify existing access by building service roads and realigning existing ramps and approaching roadways. The project will improve safety by eliminating two-way traffic on the ramps. Project details, including maps, can be found on the NCDOT project website.
The project is estimated to cost $26.2 million. Right of way is slated to begin in September of 2023 with construction starting in September 2024.
Comments can be submitted until Dec. 8 through the website, at the meeting, by mail to Michael Clark, Project Engineer, NCDOT Division 13, 55 Orange Street, Asheville, NC 28801 or email – I-40-OldNC10-Hildebran@PublicInput.com.
The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to improve the I-40 Interchange with Old N.C. Highway 10 (S.R. 1761) (Exit 118) and replace the existing bridge on Old N.C. Highway 10 over I-40 within and adjacent to the Town of Hildebran in Burke County.
This project proposes to modify existing access by constructing service roads and realigning existing ramps and approaching roadways.
Surrounding roadways and intersections will also be improved:
- Curleys Fish Camp Road
- U.S. 70
- Third Street S.W.
- Martin Fish Pond Street
- Dietz Avenue
- Old Brittain Road
- Dowell Street
- Old N.C. Highway 10