RALEIGH — The
Town of Montreat and the N.C. Department of
Transportation will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, on the
proposed replacement of the bridge on Texas Road over Flat Creek in Montreat.
The meeting will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Walkup Building, located at
300 Community Center Circle in Montreat.
Representatives from the Town of Montreat and NCDOT will be
available to answer questions and receive comments about the proposed project.
Project maps will be on display. The public may attend any time during the scheduled
hours. There will not be a formal presentation.
The existing bridge is currently closed to vehicular traffic
due to safety concerns related to its state of deterioration. In addition to
improving safety, replacing the bridge would support pedestrian connectivity
and improve access to community facilities.
to see a map showing the location of the bridge.
Environmental and engineering studies are currently being conducted
for the project. The tentative project
schedule has right-of-way acquisition beginning December 2013 and construction
beginning June 2014.
For additional information, contact NCDOT Project Planning
Engineer James Bridges at (919) 707-6013 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or NCDOT
consultant Lindsay Maurer of Planning Communities at (919) 803-8215 or
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the
Americans with Disabilities Act for people with disabilities who want to
participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Bridges
as soon as possible so arrangements can be made.
People who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a
limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive
services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1(800)481-6494.