NCDOT to Hold Public Workshop on Proposed Replacement of Chestnut Cove Road Bridge in Swain County Wednesday, February 27, 2013

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informational workshop from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, on the proposed replacement of the bridge on Chestnut Cove Road over Chestnut Cove Creek in Swain County. The workshop will take place at the Smoky Mountain Country Club, located at 1112 Conleys Creek Road in Whittier.

NCDOT proposes to replace the existing bridge with a wider structure that meets current design standards. The new bridge will have 9-foot-wide travel lanes. The existing bridge was built in 1962 and needs to be replaced due to its age and condition. Construction of the new bridge is expected to begin in April.

The public is invited to attend at any time during the workshop hours to speak individually with NCDOT officials and review project plans. There will not be a formal presentation. The opportunity to submit written comments or questions will be provided.

For additional information, contact Virginia Mabry, NCDOT Transportation Program Management Unit – Priority Projects Office, at (919) 707-6604 or vmabry@ncdot.gov.  

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for people with disabilities who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact NCDOT Senior Public Involvement Officer Jamille Robbins at (919)707-6085 as early as possible so that 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.

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