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MPO News - Winter 2019

The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) will meet on February 4, and the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet on February 18. The committees will be reviewing the Draft State Transportation Improvement Program which was released in January. The public comment period is open as the STIP is reviewed. The NC Board of Transportation is expected to approve the STIP in June 2019.

NCDOT held a Public Information Meeting on December 13, 2018 at Nash Community College for STIP projects R-5720, U-5996 and U-5026. The three projects (widening Eastern Avenue from Red Oak Road to Old Carriage Road, widen and add center turn lane to Old Carriage Road from Green Hills Road to Eastern Avenue, and convert the grade separation to an interchange at Sunset Avenue and I-95) will be combined as one project under a design/build contract.

The MPO is cooperating with NCDOT in the development of the statewide long-range transportation plan, NC Moves 2050 Plan. The public is invited to stay informed of the development process by visiting the website and engaging in the public involvement opportunities: NCDOT:NC Moves 2050 Plan.

Project U-3330, the widening of Wesleyan Blvd, continues as the new Sunset Avenue bridge opened in late December 2018. New traffic patterns are in place as traffic is on the temporary bridge over Stoney Creek. The project has a completion date of May 29, 2020.