State gathering public input on U.S. 74 project

Staff report

LAUREL HILL —The N.C. Department of Transporation will gather public input on proposed improvements along U.S. 74 in a meeting later this month.

The purpose of the project is to improve safety and mobility along the highway between Old Wire Road and Armstrong Road in Laurel Hill, according to Kelly Becker of the DOT.

The meeting will be held from 5-6 p.m. on Oct. 26 in the Carver Middle School cafeteria at 18601 Fieldcrest Road.

Interested residents and business owners may attend at any time, and DOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments regarding the proposed project.

Officials said that no formal presentation will be made. The DOT district office did not respond to calls made Thursday regarding the nature of the proposed road improvements.

Local residents will also have the opportunity to submit written comments and questions at the meeting or by Nov. 9.

For information, contact Kelly Becker, NCDOT Transportation Mobility & Safety Division, at 1561 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1561, or 919-773-2890, or [email protected] .

Project information is available online at

The DOT 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 Anamika Laad at 919-707-6072 or [email protected] as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

People who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or 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

Staff report

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