This project is designed to create a bypass around Asheboro. The bypass will be four lanes wide with controlled access. This means there are no driveways. The bypass will be 16.4 miles in length. The opposite direction of travel will be separated by a landscaped median.
The total right-of-way width along the highway will be about 300 feet with additional area needed at interchange locations for ramps. The interchanges are located at both ends of the project on US 64, NC 49, US 220 bypass, NC 159 and NC 42.
As part of the bypass, the NCDOT (North Carolina Department of Transportation) also recommends improving access to the North Carolina Zoo. The new road to the North Carolina Zoo will be two lanes wide and undivided. A new interchange will be built on the US 64 bypass at the Zoo Connector when the connector road is built.
The project is split up into five sections: R-2536AA, R-2536AB, R-2536B, R-2536C and R-2536D. Section AA spans from U.S. 64 west of Asheboro to north of NC 49. Section AB is from north of NC 49 to west of the US 220 bypass. Sections B, C and D have not been given final parameters.
According to the NCDOT, the purpose of the project is to improve traffic flow and levels of service on U.S. 64, reduce congestion and improve safety on US 64, enhance high speed regional travel on US 64, and improve access to the North Carolina Zoo.
November 2012: A Transportation Corridor Official Map Act Public Hearing was held on November 8, 2012, to present the Transportation Corridor Official Map to the public.
- Right of way acquisition – 2015
More than 450 parcels of land will be impacted by this project. Currently the DOT has set aside more than $64 million for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.
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