Thursday, 12 October 2017 05:11

Meeting Scheduled To Discuss Plans For I-40 Interchange In Burke Co.

The N.C. Department of Transportation invites citizens, business owners and interested parties to a public meeting next Monday (October 16) regarding proposed improvements to the interchange at Burkemont Avenue and Interstate 40 in Burke County.

The improvements are intended to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow at the Exit 103 interchange in Burke County. Project information and materials — including maps of the three different proposed alternatives — are available online at

The meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Foothills Higher Education Center at 2128 South Sterling Street in Morganton. Interested parties may attend at any time to meet with transportation officials who will answer questions and gather comments. All written comments and questions must be submitted by October 30.

For additional information, contact Brandon McInnis, PE at 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 350, Raleigh, NC 27609 or, or (919) 878-9560; or contact Cole Hood, PE, Division Project Development Engineer at 55 Orange Street, Asheville, NC  28801 or, or (828) 251-6171.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these meetings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Tony Gallagher, NCDOT Human Environment Section at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, or (919) 707-6069 or as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Persons who have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

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