Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing improvements to N.C. 88 between the junction with N.C. 194 in Smethport to the Junction with N.C. 194 in Warrensville.

Proposed modernization improvements include:

  • Improvements to Claybank Road/Smethport Drive

  • Realignment of the Buffalo Road/ Elliott Road intersection

  • Replacement of two bridges crossing Buffalo Creek

    • ​Bridge No. 57 Crossing Buffalo Creek north of Elliott/Buffalo Road (near Dollar's Carhartt Store)

    • Bridge No. 49 Crossing Buffalo Creek south of Stanley Road (near Eller & Sons Auto Repair)

  • Realignments to remove or soften curves

  • Extension of Stanley Road to the realigned N.C. 88

  • A roundabout at N.C. 88/ N.C. 194/ NW School Road in Warrensville


March 21, 2023

5-7 PM

Warrensville Baptist Church

130 Church Street



This was an open house style public meeting - no formal presentation was made.


Project Overview Video


Project Map:

Click the link below to view or download a copy of the project map.

Updated R-5832-Project Map

Roadway Typical Section


Bridge Typical Section

Roundabout at N.C. 88/N.C. 194


Question title

After reviewing the updated graphics, do you have questions or comments regarding the roundabout in Smethport?

Closed for Comments

Project Funding:                                          


Estimated Amount*

 Right of Way Acquisition

$    12.8  million

 Utility Relocation$       4.6 million

 Construction Costs

$     32.7 million

  Total Cost

$  50.1 million

*Estimated costs are subject to change.


Project Timeline: 



 Environmental Document         (Categorical Exclusion)

October 2024  

 Right of Way Acquisition         Begins

April 2025 

 Construction Begins

March 2028 

*Future dates are subject to change.

Question title

After reviewing the updated information, do you have comments regarding the overall project that you would like to provide to the project team?

Closed for Comments


All will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method  

You may leave a comment or question on this page


Email the comment or question to


  Phone Number: (984) 205-6615     Code: 4673

NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development.  To be included in the current phase of development, comments should be submitted by April 11, 2023 

Project Contact Information:

Heath Slaughter

NCDOT Highway Division 11

 Project Manager

801 Statesville Road

North Wilkesboro, NC  28659

 (984) 205-6615   Code  4673


Project Consultant Information:

Casey Harris, P.E.


Consultant Project Manager 

555 Fayetteville Street

Raleigh, NC  27601

 (984) 205-6615   Code  4673

Question title

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Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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