The N.C. Department of Transportation recently informed local officials in four far western counties construction projects in those areas have been placed on the 2020 Build N.C. bond issuance list. The announcement allowed for preliminary engineering and right of way negotiations to resume after being suspended due to statewide cost constraints several weeks ago. Those delays will not impact the project schedules.
In Cherokee County:
• Widen U.S. 19/129 between U.S. 64 and the Georgia State line with right of way negotiations in fiscal year 2020 and construction in fiscal year 2023.
In Jackson County
• Improve N.C. 107 between N.C. 116 and U.S. 23 Business with right of way negotiations in fiscal year 2020 and construction in fiscal year 2023.