N.C. 540 Southeast Extension Moving Forward After Approval of Final Environmental Impact Statement


In April 2016, NCDOT selected the orange-green-mint-green alternative route as the preferred alternative for construction of the N.C. 540 Southeast Extension project. However, many environmentalists expressed concern because this route crosses Swift Creek which contains protected muscle species. Therefore, the project was put on hold. The two species of concern are the federally endangered Dwarf…

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Residents Concerned about Construction of U.S. 321 Road Widening Project

Road Construction

A problem that continues to persist along U.S. 321 is heavy congestion between Hickory and Lenoir. Unfortunately, this congestion is only anticipated to increase as traffic volumes increase over the next 20 years. Fortunately, U-4700 (U.S. 321 Road Widening Project) is in development to help address this problem. The project is broken into 4 sections- …

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