NCDOT to Hold Public Meeting to Present New Design Options for Replacing Bridge on Old Cullowhee Road Over Tuckaseegee River in Cullowhee Wednesday, May 30, 2012

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 12, to update the public on a project to replace the bridge on Old Cullowhee Road over the Tuckaseegee River in Cullowhee. The meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Ramsey Center Hospitality Room on the Western Carolina University campus in Cullowhee.


Based on public comments received on the project, NCDOT has come up with two modified design options to replace the bridge:


  • The first option would replace the bridge in its current location but would maintain only one lane of traffic during construction, which would result in congestion and delays in the vicinity of the project site.


  • The second option would construct a new bridge immediately upstream of the existing bridge and maintain two lanes of traffic during construction. This option would reduce congestion and delays, but would require more right-of-way acquisition. 


NCDOT is seeking public input on the two modified design options at the meeting. Attendees will have an opportunity to review project maps and discuss the project with NCDOT staff. A brief presentation of the two modified alternatives and their impacts will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session.


For additional information or to provide comments, contact NCDOT Project Engineer John Williams at (919) 707-6178 or 


NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Williams as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.




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