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Widening Proposed on U.S. 221 Business

ASHEVILLE – N.C. Department of Transportation invites the public to a public meeting on Jan. 23, regarding the proposed widening of U.S. 221 Business between U.S. 221/N.C. 226 and Georgia Avenue in Marion.

The proposed work involves improving U.S. 221 to provide three lanes with curb and gutter, which will increase safety and improve traffic flow along the corridor.

The drop-in meeting will be held from 4-7 p.m. at the Marion Community Building, 191 N. Main St. NCDOT officials and representatives from the consulting company will be available to answer questions and receive comments.

All comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops.

Maps showing the location and design of the proposed project will be displayed at the meeting and are available at www.NCDOT.gov/Projects/Public meetings.

To submit comments or request information, contact NCDOT Consultant Project Manager Greg Purvis of Wetherill Engineering, 1223 Jones Franklin Rd., Raleigh, NC 27606 (919) 851-8077 or GPURVIS@wetherilleng.com, or contact Division 13 Project Development Engineer Cole Hood at 55 Orange St., Asheville NC 28801, at (828) 251-6171 or chood@ncdot.gov.  All comments will need to be received by Feb. 6.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson at pdwilson1@ncdot.gov or (919) 707-6073 as early as possible so arrangements can be made.

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