Transportation Projects

The City of Brevard works on various transportation projects, many of which are done in coordination with the N.C. Department of Transportation, each year. Search below to find out more about some of the current high-profile projects.



Current Projects

  1. Caldwell Street (U-5104)
  2. DRV Connector (R-5605)

PROJECT UPDATE - MARCH 2018

The N C. Department of Transportation has updated the project timeline for the Caldwell Street project. Due to scheduling conflicts and challenging weather throughout the winter months, the revised expected completion date is December 2018. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to the engineers listed on the right side of this page for more information.


NCDOT Project Information Page


PROJECT OVERVIEW & PURPOSE

The N C. Department of Transportation is widening South Caldwell Street from two to three lanes between West Jordan Street and Rosman Highway in Brevard to reduce both traffic congestion and the number of wrecks. Once complete, there will be two lanes of westbound movement for U.S. 64 to mirror the two lanes of eastbound movement provided by Broad Street.


PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

In addition to widening the road, work also involves replacing drainage structures and the sidewalk on Caldwell Street between Probart and West Jordan streets. Plans also include adequate stormwater devices. Existing drainage pipes and stormwater boxes will be replaced to control street flooding. Watson Contracting Inc. was awarded the $3.9 million construction contract.


CONTACTs

Steve WilliamsAaron C. Powell
NCDOT Roadway Design EngineerNCDOT Resident Engineer
Phone: 828-586-2141Phone: 828-891-5367
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253 Webster Road
4142 Haywood Road
Sylva, NC 28779
Mills River, NC 28759


PROJECT HISTORY

  • Late 1990s: Improvements to Caldwell Street were identified in the 1998 Brevard Thoroughfare Plan when NCDOT conducted traffic studies in the community and identified several issues along Broad and Caldwell streets - specifically congestion, a high number of accidents and narrow pavement widths.
  • 2003: NCDOT accepted the city consultant's proposal of the unbalanced couplet concept.
  • 2005 to 2006: NCDOT completed construction of the closed loop signal project and repaved and striped Broad Street. The city requested at that time that the rest of the project, which is now known as U-5104, be put on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Projects list in order to gain funding.
  • 2009: NCDOT held scoping meetings and a public hearing which were widely attended by property owners.
  • March 2015: Right-of-way negotiations with property owners started.
  • November 2016: Work began.


Future Projects

Transportation Plans