Sparta Western Loop
NCDOT TIP # R-4060
Project Type: New Bypass
Affected Counties: Alleghany
Estimated Cost: $ 9,570,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to construct a two-lane bypass, known as the Sparta Western Loop, around the city of Sparta in Alleghany County.
The new highway will begin at US 21’s intersection at SR 1172 (Grandview Drive) and extend outward, south of downtown Sparta, for 0.5 miles before rejoining the existing US 21 highway.
The project’s purpose is to improve traffic flow in the downtown Sparta area, while providing a safer, more pedestrian-friendly environment.
Downtown Sparta – the hub of community, business, and governmental activity for many Alleghany residents – sits at the crossroads of Alleghany’s two main corridors, US 21 and NC 18. The new loop will allow regional traffic that does not have a local destination to continue on without going into downtown Sparta.
According to the NCDOT, the project proposes to reduce the potential for accidents in the downtown vicinity by providing an alternate route for regional traffic and reducing turning movements for trucks within downtown Sparta.
- Right of way: In progress
- Start Construction: 2016
A total of $2.2 million is earmarked for property acquisitions, which are currently underway.
If your property is among those impacted by the Sparta Western Loop contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.