Wednesday, April 11, 2012
NCDOT to Host Public Meetings for Proposed Widening of U.S. 64 in Tyrrell and Hyde Counties
The primary purposes of this project is to reduce the U.S. 64 hurricane evacuation times from eastern North Carolina and improve overall safety and mobility along this corridor. Additional right-of-way acquisition and the relocation of homes and businesses will be required for these projects.
NCDOT representatives will be available at the Pre-Hearing Open Houses to answer questions and receive comments regarding the proposed projects. The opportunity to submit written comments and questions will be provided. Interested citizens may attend at any time during the above hours.
The formal presentations will consist of an explanation of the proposed location, design, right-of-way and relocation requirements and procedures. Citizens will have the opportunity to comment or ask questions. The presentation and comments will be recorded and a transcript will be prepared.
A map displaying the location of the projects and a copy of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) are available for public review at the NCDOT Resident Engineers Office located at 349 Waterplant Road, Unit B, Manteo; Dare County Clerks Office, 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo; and the Tyrrell County Administrative Office, 108 S. Water St., Columbia. Copies of the map and DEIS are also available on the project website at: http://www.ncdot.gov/projects/us64improvements/.
Copies of the DEIS are also available for review at the Dare County Public Library at 700 N. Highway 64/264, Manteo and the Tyrrell County Library, 414 Main St., Columbia.
The US Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, also has the DEIS document available on their website, which can be accessed at http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Wetlands/Notices/Current_notices.html.
Contained within this website is a local public notice drafted by the Corps announcing the release of this document as well as the description of the ongoing process in choosing the Least Environmentally Damaging Practicable Alternative for the project.
For more information, contact Jamille Robbins, NCDOT-Human Environment Unit at 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598, by phone at (919) 707-6085, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional material may be submitted until May 24, 2012.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Robbins as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
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