Wilson Road (S.R. 1540) is under review by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for proposed project to improve approximately 3.6 miles of Wilson Road between U.S. 276 and Old U.S. 64 (S.R. 1504). Wilson Road is a two-lane facility and is classifies as a major collector. The purpose of this project is to improve the facility and reduce over-topping of the road by the French Broad River during flooding events. Sections of Wilson Road flood during 10-year and 50-year flood events, making the road impassible.
There are three alternatives under review. See below for maps and additional information.