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.
DRV CONNECTOR (R-5605)
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. The City has been working with NCDOT to design enhancements to the roundabout on Asheville Highway as a part of the City’s Asheville Highway corridor visioning project.
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
As of July 2020: 89% complete
The City is working with NCDOT to install "betterments" in the roundabout where the new road will connect with Asheville Highway. Details of these designs were presented to City Council in July.
Railroad Avenue Extension is an NCDOT project aimed at reducing traffic congestion on Asheville Highway.
Learn about NCDOT's study of the main intersection in Pisgah Forest of U.S. 276 / U.S. 64 / N.C. 280.
R-5800 is a proposed access management and safety project along Asheville Highway from Fortune Cove Road to North Caldwell Street.
Wilson Road is under review by NCDOT for road improvements to make the road safer and less prone to flooding.