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U-5973: U.S. 19/Weaverville Hwy and New Stock Road

U-5973: U.S. 19/Weaverville Hwy and New Stock Road

Project Description

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to improve the intersection of U.S. 19 Business (Weaverville Highway) and New Stock Road (S.R. 1740) in Buncombe County.  Once complete, the project will improve traffic flow at this intersection and the nearby I-26 interchange.  Preliminary planning and engineering work on the project began in November 2017.

Two Design alternatives are being evaluated for this project.  

Alternative 1 includes:

  • Realignment of On and Off Ramps for I-26 Westbound
  • Realignment of Blueberry Hill Road with  U.S.19 Business  controlled by a traffic signal 
  • Roundabout at Highlander Road

Alternative 2 includes:

  • Realignment of On and Off Ramps for I-26 Westbound
  • Realignment of Blueberry Hill Road with  U.S.19 Business  with right-in / right-out access only
    • Left turns into Blueberry Hill would be accomplished by making a U-turn  
    • using the new "bulbout" turnaround  between Blueberry Hill and Highlander


Vicinity Map:



Public Involvement

NCDOT will hold a public meeting on August 14, 2018 to present two design alternatives, answer questions and receive comment.




August 14, 2018


Woodfin Community Center

11 Community  Road



4-7 p.m.


This is an open house public meeting 

There will be no formal presentation

You may drop in any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Public Meeting Maps

 Alternative 1     (

 Alternative 2     ( 


Project Cost and Schedule

This project is listed as Project U-5973 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $1.3 million.



Estimated Amount*

Total Project Cost


* Estimated costs are subject to change.




Environmental Document (State Environmental Assessment)

Spring 2019  

Right of Way Acquisition

 Summer 2019  


Summer 2020  

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change



Mike Clark

NCDOT Highway Division 13

Project Engineer

[email protected]

55 Orange Street

Asheville, NC  28801

(828) 251-6171


Rachelle Beauregard

NCDOT Project Consultant


[email protected]

701 Corporate Center Drive  Suite 475

Raleigh, NC  27607

(919) 239-7168



Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                                 Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                             Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Would you like to be added to the project mail or email list?
Do you prefer one alternative over the other?
Alternative 1 (With Roundabout)
Alternative 2 (With U-Turn Bulb)
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Are there other comments or concerns you want to share with the project team?