DOT plans project in Bertie County

Published 8:28 am Monday, April 15, 2019

MERRY HILL – The public is invited to offer feedback next week on plans to make roadway improvements to N.C. Highway 45 in Bertie County from the Washington County line to the town of Colerain.

The proposed project would widen existing lanes and shoulders on 22 miles of the highway. The project comes at the request of local officials in an effort to modernize and make safety improvements to the highway.

More information about the proposed project, including maps of the area included, is available on the NCDOT public meetings webpage.

The meeting is set for 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at the Lawrence Academy gym at 148 Avoca Farm Road in Merry Hill.

The public may drop in at any time during the meeting hours, as no formal presentation will be made. Project team members will be present to answer questions and hear comments that will be considered as the proposed project develops.

Comments can also be submitted by phone or email by May 2. For more information and to send in comments, contact NCDOT Division 1 Project Manager Brooks Braswell at or 252-482-1873.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services to any disabled person who wants to attend the meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Samantha Borges at 919-707-6115 or to make arrangements as early as possible.

People who do not speak English or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English can request interpretive services prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

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