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Public Meeting to be held on July 27 for the proposed widening of U.S. 321

PUBLIC MEETING JULY 27 FOR THE PROPOSED WIDENING OF U.S. 321 FROM U.S. 70 IN HICKORY TO SOUTHWEST BOULEVARD (S.R. 1933) IN LENOIR

This meeting is being held to present updated information on Section A (U.S. 70 to U.S. 321)

Sections B and C (U.S. 321A to Mission Road and Mission Road to Southwest Boulevard) remain unfunded and no updates are available at this time.

Burke, Caldwell and Catawba Counties

TIP Project U-4700

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on July 27 for the proposed widening of U.S. 321 between U.S. 70 in Hickory to Southwest Boulevard in Lenoir. The open-house public meeting will be held on July 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Western Piedmont Council of Governments offices located at 1880 2nd Avenue NW in Hickory.

Following review of all comments received at the public hearings held on July 11 and 12, 2016, and an updated traffic forecast, NCDOT has evaluated additional design concepts along Section A of the project. NCDOT and Consultant staff will be available and interested citizens will be able to review maps, ask questions and/or submit comments until August 10, 2017.

Maps of Section A that will be presented at the meeting are available online at the project website: www.ncdot.gov/projects/us321widening/ or the NCDOT Public Meetings website: www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings/

Anyone desiring additional information regarding the project may contact Gene Tarascio, NDOT Project Development Engineer, at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-158 or by phone (919) 707-6046 or email at gtarascio@ncdot.gov. Comments may be submitted until August 10, 2017.

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 Diane Wilson, NCDOT Senior Public Involvement Officer at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598 or by phone (919) 707-6073 or email at pdwilson1@ncdot.gov as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.

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