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News State / Region NCDOT to hold public workshop on proposed improvements to U.S. 23/441 east of Franklin

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an informational workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, on proposed safety improvements to U.S. 23/441 east of Franklin. The workshop will take place at the Franklin Town Hall Board Room, located at 95 East Main Street in Franklin.

NCDOT proposes to make the following safety improvements to U.S. 23/441 between Cat Creek Road and U.S. 441 Business:

• Median modifications on US 23/441 that will prohibit left turns from Cat Creek Road and allow for Uturns approximately 650 feet north of Cat Creek Road;

• Improve the intersection of U.S. 23/441 and U.S. 441 Business to include a second northbound left turn lane that would allow for U-turns by large trucks; a second eastbound left turn lane; and adding a “Yield” sign where there is currently a southbound free flow right turn; and

• Minor widening of U.S. 441 Business westbound lanes to receive the additional left turn movement from U.S. 23/441 northbound.

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 Wesley Grindstaff, NCDOT District Engineer, at (828)321-4105 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or Jeremy Potter, HDR Engineering, at (919)232-6669 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 Grindstaff 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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