NC 191 Road Widening
NCDOT TIP # U-3403B
Project Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Buncombe
Estimated Cost: $ 22,100,000
In Project U-3403, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposes widening 9.1 miles of the two-lane NC 191 (Brevard Road) to multi-lanes from NC 280 to NC 112 (Sardis Road) in Buncombe and Henderson Counties. Project U-3403B covers the middle 3.6 mile portion extending from Ledbetter Road (SR 3498) to north of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County.
The overall project (U-3403) has three parts as follows:
- A: NC 280 (Boyston Hwy) to SR 3498 (Ledbetter Road) – unfunded
- B: SR 3498 (Ledbetter Road) to north of the Blue Ridge Parkway, 3.6 miles
- C: North of the Blue Ridge Parkway to NC 112 (Sardis Road – complete
According to the NCDOT, the purpose of U-3403B is to improve traffic operations along NC 191 within the project limits. A secondary benefit includes improved traffic safety due to reduced congestion, improved sight distance, improved horizontal and vertical alignment, and increased opportunities for motorists to pass slower-moving or stopped vehicles.
The NCDOT has budgeted roughly $5.1 million for right-of-way acquisitions, $600,000 for utilities and $16.4 million for construction.
There has not been a public hearing yet, so no public hearing map is available. Preliminary project map can be found on pages 8-11 here.
- Right-of-way acquisition – starts in FY 2029
- Start Construction – TBD
- End Construction – TBD
The NCDOT has budgeted $5,100,000 for right-of-way takings, $10,000 beginning in FY 2029 and $5,090,000 in future fiscal years.
It is estimated that this project will impact more than 100 properties.
If you are one of these property owners, we urge you to take action now and call us at 877-393-4990 for a free case evaluation.
If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.