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Public Meeting Scheduled To Discuss I-40 Interchange In Eastern Burke County

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 from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 17 at First Baptist Church-Hildebran, 8831 Old N.C. 10. With no formal presentation, the public may participate in the meeting at any time.

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.

People may submit comments through the website, at the meeting, by mail to Michael Clark, Project Engineer, NCDOT Division 13, 55 Orange Street, Asheville, NC 28801, via email to I-40-OldNC10-Hildebran@PublicInput.com or by calling (984) 205-6615 with code: 4776. Comments may be submitted through December 8.