Sandy Ridge Road Roundabouts at 21st Avenue and 29th Avenue Drive NE
Project # C-5196
Affected Counties: Catawba
Estimated Cost: $4,626,408
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will construct two roundabouts at Sandy Ridge Road at 29th Avenue Drive NE and 21st Avenue in Hickory.
This corridor is frequented by shoppers at Lowes Foods, Pizza Hut, and Family Video, among other shops. It is a hotspot for idling cars and traffic congestion. The roundabouts are an effort to help alleviate some of this congestion and improve air quality.
Originally, plans called for additional lanes and turn lanes, but right-of-way and utility costs were prohibitive.
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2017
- Start Construction – 2017
- End Construction – 2018
It is estimated that more than 30 parcels of land will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $1.2 Million for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.