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NCDOT Conducting Preliminary Surveying Along NC 105 for a Larger Project in Boone

The NCDOT is surveying N.C. 105 in between U.S. 321 and the N.C. 105 bypass to improve this stretch of road. Photo by Jesse Wood

The N.C. Department of Transportation is currently conducting preliminary surveying along N.C. 105 for a larger project in Boone, according to David Uchiyama, NCDOT spokesman for the western region of the state.

The project is intended to improve N.C. 105 from U.S. 321 to the N.C. 105 Bypass. As of now, right of way acquisition is scheduled for 2020 with construction beginning two years later.

Transportation officials are examining several options for the project including a complete re-design of the street. A variety of information is collected and examined during the planning phase of every project including this one.

Road, bridge, and other transportation improvement projects like this one are currently underway across the state as part of Governor McCrory’s 25-Year Vision for transportation in North Carolina to enhance travel safety and to better connect North Carolinians to jobs, education — including Appalachian State in this case — healthcare and recreation opportunities.

The widening of N.C. 105 from east of Foscoe to the N.C. 105 Bypass in Boone is included in the state’s next draft 10-year transportation plan, which will be released in January 2017. The plan includes the years 2018 through 2027.