US 64 Upgrades
NCDOT TIP # R-5800
Project Type: Road upgrades
Affected Counties: Transylvania
Estimated Cost: $ 32,950,000
R-5800 is a North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) proposed access-management project to alter approximately 1.51 miles of US 64/US 27 from US 64 Business (North Caldwell Street) to Fortune Cove Road in Brevard.
The purpose of this project is to improve access management along this busy corridor using a raised median with right-in/right-out turns at minor driveways, and directional crossovers and possibly roundabouts at strategic locations as determined by a capacity analysis. However, what some pedestrians and drivers could see as improvements, others may view as unnecessary obstructions to the businesses and roadways they are trying to get to.
The proposed cross-section will have 11-foot travel lanes, a 17’ 6″ raised median, curb and gutter, and accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic with two 5-foot bike lanes and 8-foot sidewalks on both sides of the roadway. Roadway modifications such as turn lanes at existing signalized intersections and possible signal upgrades (including the use of roundabouts) are being considered, along with operation improvements at intersections along the corridor.
Unfortunately, properties in and along the path of this project stand to be negatively impacted, particularly business owners who are losing signage, parking spaces, or having access to their properties restricted. If your property – whether business or commercial – stands to be affected by R-5800, contact the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm immediately.
- City of Brevard: R-5800 Asheville Highway
- NCDOT: Purpose and Need and Study Area Defined
- Transylvania County Bicycle Plan
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2022
- Start Construction – 2024
- End Construction – 2027
It is estimated that more than 60 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $15,400,00 for right-of-way takings. 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.