Project Overview:

 The N.C. department of Transportation proposes to replace and widen two bridges on U.S. 19/23/25/70 (Future I-26) over Reems Creek and Quarry Road in Weaverville. The current bridges were constructed in 1963. 

Project History:

These bridges were previously included as part of NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) project A-0010A (upgrade existing U.S. 19/23 (Future I-26) from north of I-240 to Exit 13 – Stockton Road, in Buncombe County). Project A-0010A was delayed in the latest STIP update, and project development is currently on hold. Due to the condition of these Bridges, STIP project no. B-4442 is being advanced independent of A-0010A. 

Project B-4442 will replace the bridges with wider bridges and widen a short segment of existing U.S. 19/23/25/70 to accommodate six lanes in the future, consistent with the proposed A-0010A improvements in this area. The widened portion of the roadway and bridge will continue to maintain two travel lanes in each direction until the proposed A-0010A improvements have been constructed.

Public Input:

Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format on this website. The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the project. The public comment period ends on Nov. 8, 2021.

Project Map:

Map of Bridge replacements on I-26 Over Reems Creek and Quarry Road

 A video explaining how to read a public hearing or meeting map can be viewed below. The video contains information on colors used and symbology.


Project Funding:                                           

B-4442 is listed in the State Transportation Improvement Program and funded for $27 million. 


 Estimated Amount*

 Roadway Construction Cost$ 26,500,000

 Right-of-Way Cost


 Utility Relocation and Construction Costs

$ 234,000 

  Total Cost

$ 27,000,000 

* As shown in the currently adopted State Transporation Improvement Program - Subject to change

Project Timeline:





 Public outreach

Oct. 2021

 Right of Way Acquisition

Winter  2022

 Construction begins 

Fall 2022

 As shown in the currently adopted State Transporation Improvement Program - Subject to change


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

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 Phone Number: (855) 925-2801 Code: 2441


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Project Contact Information:

Verrol McLeary

NCDOT Structures Management Unit

 Project Engineer

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1581


Project Consultant Information:

Celia Miars


Project Manager 

5438 Wade Park Boulevard, Suite 200

Raleigh, NC 27607


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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.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                       Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                   Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions