DOT Considering Two Bridges Over US 70 In Johnston County

The NC Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting Tuesday, Feb. 2nd regarding proposed improvements along US 70 in Wilson’s Mills. The open-house style meeting will take place between 4 and 7 pm in the cafeteria of Wilson’s Mills Elementary School, located at 4654 Wilson’s Mills Road in Wilson’s Mills.

At the meeting, residents will learn more about the department’s proposed plans designed to improve safety and traffic flow while maintaining access along the US 70 corridor in Johnston County. There are currently intersections on U.S. 70 at Swift Creek Road and Wilson’s Mills Road. The proposed improvements include constructing bridges that would carry Swift Creek Road and Wilson’s Mills Road over U.S. 70, as well as building ramps and service roads that would improve access at these locations for local traffic.

JoCo-News-FI-ImageThere will be no formal presentation; therefore, interested citizens may attend anytime during the meeting hours to learn more about the project. Maps will be available explaining the location and design of the proposed improvements for the route. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments regarding the project. Written comments can be submitted either at the meeting, by mail or email through Tuesday, Feb. 16. All comments received will be considered in the project design selection process.

For additional information, contact NCDOT Project Planning Engineer Kim Gillespie at or (919) 707-6023. Written comments may be submitted to Gillespie at 1548 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, 27699-1548.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this hearing. Anyone requiring special services should contact Anamika Laad at (919) 707-6072 as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.

Persons 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 hearing by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.