DOT public hearing scheduled for I-85 work near China Gove

Published 11:50 am Friday, July 8, 2016

The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold an open-house public meeting next week for the proposed improvements to the U.S. 29/601 direct connection to I-85 and the U.S. 29/N.C. 152 interchange.

NCDOT has continued to work on the I-85 Improvements Project since the public meetings in 2013. Plans for the U.S. 29/601 direct connection to I-85 as well as the U.S. 29/N.C. 152 interchange have changed and updated information will be presented at this meeting.

The open-house public meeting will be held Thursday, July 14, at Jesse C. Carson High School, located 290 Kress Venture Drive, China Grove from 4 to 7 p.m. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend at any time during those hours; please note there will not be a formal presentation.

NCDOT and consultant staff will be available to provide information on the project, answer questions and receive comments.

The public can view maps displaying the location and design of the project as they become available online at

Anyone desiring additional information may Kelly Seitz, P.E., NCDOT Rowan County Resident Engineer, at 704-630-3220 ( or Chris Corriher, P.E., NCDOT District Engineer, at 704-630-3200 ( Comments may be submitted until July 28.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson, Senior Public Involvement Officer at 919-707-6073 or email as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.