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.
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.
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.
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.
|Steve Williams||Aaron C. Powell|
|NCDOT Roadway Design Engineer||NCDOT Resident Engineer|
|Phone: 828-586-2141||Phone: 828-891-5367|
|Send a Message||Send a Message|
|253 Webster Road||4142 Haywood Road|
|Sylva, NC 28779||Mills River, NC 28759|
- 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.
PROJECT OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
The N C. Department of Transportation is building a new street called the "Davidson River Village (DRV) Connector" in the Pisgah Forest area. This new road will connect Asheville Highway (US 276/64) and Hendersonville Highway (US 64), a distance of approximately 0.8 miles. The purpose of this project is to provide a new connector from US 276/64 to US 64 as an access point for the Davidson River Village Project on the site of the old Ecusta plant.
Construction will include a roundabout at Ecusta Road and two bridges on the Hendersonville Highway end of the project across the Davidson River.
A donation of right of way on the Davidson River Village property decreased the project costs by approximately $900,000.
- August 2012: Feasibility Study
- February 2016: Letting date.
- April 2016: Work began.