Georgia Road Improvements
NCDOT TIP # R-5734B
Project Type: Road widening and upgrading
Affected Counties: Macon
Estimated Cost: $ 107,358,000
This section of the Georgia Road (US 23-441) improvements project will cover 2.5 miles of road, starting at Wide Horizon Drive (SR 1152) and ending at Prentiss Bridge Road (SR 1649). The larger project includes improving Georgia Road from US 64 to the start of this section, and is already under construction. The final section of the project which extends from Prentiss Bridge Road to the Georgia state line is not scheduled to begin property acquisitions until 2028 or later.
In general, the improvements to Georgia Road will transform the road into a boulevard by widening the lanes to 11-feet wide, removing the center turn lane and installing a median in its place. Furthermore, eventually the county hopes to make Georgia Road into an expressway that would meet official standards. Moreover, there are currently no bicycle accommodations on US-23-441, and this project hopes to remedy that by establishing bicycle lanes, including one that would provide access to Macon Early College.
Macon county residents agree that the current road is dangerous, as it was the most identified problem location in a Goals and Objectives survey taken throughout the county.
- NCDOT hosting public meeting to discuss safety of Macon County highway
- U.S. 23/U.S. 441 (Georgia Road) Widening & Upgrade
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2020
- Start Construction – 2022
- End Construction – 2026
It is estimated that more than 65 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $13,900,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (three of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.