The new state budget provided additional revenues to invest in transportation projects. All Divisions received a share of the funding. For our Region, this additional revenue will speed up two projects:
McDowell County—U-5818–SR1001 (Sugar Hill Road)
Description: I-40 WESTBOUND RAMPS TO 0.3 MILE WEST OF I-40 EASTBOUND RAMPS. WIDEN ROADWAY.
Change: RIGHT OF WAY ACCELERATED FROM FY 19 TO FY 18 AND CONSTRUCTION ACCELERATED FROM FY 21 TO FY 20.
Rutherford County–U-5833–Oak Street
Description: SR 2159 (PINE RIDGE ROAD) TO US 74. WIDEN EXISTING ROADWAY.
Change: RIGHT OF WAY ACCELERATED FROM FY 19 TO FY 17 AND CONSTRUCTION ACCELERATED FROM FY 21 TO FY 18.