R-5800 - Asheville Highway Safety Improvements

R-5800 is the TIP Project Number for the proposed access management improvement project by NCDOT along U.S. 64/U.S. 276
from Fortune Cove Road to U.S. 64 Business (North Caldwell Street).

Public Meeting

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding the proposed project to improve access management along U.S. 64/U.S. 276 from Fortune Cove Road to U.S. 64 Business (North Caldwell Street) in Brevard. The meeting will take place on Thursday, May 17th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Board of Elections Center Conference Room located at 150 S. Gaston Street in Brevard.

The purpose of this project is to improve safety and access management along the project corridor.

The public may drop-in at any time during the meeting hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and listen to comments regarding the project. The opportunity to submit comments will also be provided at the meeting or via phone, email, or mail by June 1, 2018. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops. Please note that no formal presentation will be made.

Project information and materials can be viewed as they become available online at http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/publicmeetings, just search for R-5800.

For additional information, contact J. Scott Miller, III, P.M., NCDOT Division 14 Design Construction Engineer, at (828) 586-2141, or jsmiller3@ncdot.gov.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Caitlyn Ridge, P.E., Environmental Analysis Unit Public Involvement Officer at ceridge1@ncdot.gov or
(919) 707-6091 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.  

Comprehensive Transportation Plan

This project was listed as a "High Priority" in the 2007 Comprehensive Transportation Plan for Transylvania County, citing a need to improve safety along the corridor to accommodate existing and projected traffic volumes. The purpose of the plan is summarized as enabling the roadway to "accommodate existing and projected traffic volumes by reducing the impact that development and curb cuts in the corridor will have on facility capacity" and "improving this facility should also improve safety by reducing the potential for left-turn conflicts and head-on crashes."