Saturday, February 4, 2012

NCDOT to host public meetings for proposed improvements to I-95

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a series of public meetings from Tuesday, Feb. 7, through Monday, Feb. 27, in communities along the I-95 corridor to provide information on the proposed plans to improve the interstate through North Carolina.
The informal meetings will take place in Lumberton, Weldon, Rocky Mount, Smithfield, Wilson, Dunn and Fayetteville. Interested citizens may drop by anytime between 4 and 7 p.m. to view project information, maps and the I-95 Corridor Planning and Finance Study Environmental Assessment. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions about the project. The opportunity to submit written comments or questions will also be provided.
NCDOT has received final approval from the Federal Highway Administration on the Environmental Assessment of the I-95 Corridor Planning and Finance Study. The study began in 2009 and focuses on improving the safety, connectivity and efficiency of all 182 miles of I-95 through North Carolina.
For a complete list of meeting dates and locations, as well as locations where the Environmental Assessment can be viewed, go to Locations to view the assessment are also available by calling 1-877-I95-VIEW.
For more information on the meetings, contact NCDOT Project Development Engineer Kristine O’Connor at (919) 707-6034 or via email at Residents unable to attend a meeting may also submit comments to O’Connor via email or online. Comments may also be mailed (reference I-95 Corridor Planning and Finance Study) to:
Kristine O’Connor
NCDOT Project Development and Environmental Analysis Branch
1548 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1548

Comments will be accepted through March 27.
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 O’Connor as soon as possible so that arrangements can be made.

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