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Hearings Set for Four-Lane NC 105 PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 05:08

It’s one of those projects you know is needed, but we all cringe to think of the mess during the process.  The North Carolina Department of Transportation is proceeding with their plans to widen NC 105 from Boone to Linville, giving Avery County its first four-lane access, and toward that, will host three information workshops this month about the widening project in Avery and Watauga.
The drop-in meetings will be 4-7 p.m. starting Aug. 22 at Foscoe Grandfather Community Center, 233 Park Road, then  Aug. 29th at Linville Volunteer Fire Department. August 30th, hearings move to Boone, at the La Quinta Inn & Suites, Boone, in the Grandfather Ballroom. NCDOT representatives will answer questions during the informal sessions, which will follow the same format at all three locations. The state proposes to widen N.C. 105 to a four-lane road divided by a median along 14.6 miles from U.S. 221 in Linville to the N.C. 105 Bypass in Boone in two segments; Right now there’s no funding yet for the section from U.S. 221 in Linville to Clarks Creek Road in Foscoe, but there is money in place for the section of the project from Clarks Creek Road to the N.C. 105 Bypass. Right-of-way acquisition is scheduled to begin in May 2015, with construction scheduled to begin in March 2018. The bridge that carries N.C. 105 over the Watauga River may also be replaced as part of the project. For more information, contact Elmo Vance, with the NCDOT project development and environmental analysis office, at 919-707-6048 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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