Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to improve the I-40 Interchange with Old N.C. Highway 10 (S.R. 1761) (Exit 118) and replace the existing bridge on Old N.C. Highway 10 over I-40 within and adjacent to the Town of Hildebran in Burke County.

This project proposes to modify existing access by constructing service roads and realigning existing ramps and approaching roadways.

Surrounding roadways and intersections will also be improved:

  • Curleys Fish Camp Road
  • U.S. 70
  • Third Street S.W.
  • Martin Fish Pond Street
  • Dietz Avenue
  • Old Brittain Road
  • Dowell Street
  • Old N.C. Highway 10

Project Map

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Project Map: Proposed Improvements to I-40 Interchange with Old N.C. Highway 10 (Exit 118)


Project Map 



Southwest of the interchange, outside of the town, Old N.C. Hwy. 10 will be improved with 4-foot-wide grassed shoulders, 2-foot-wide paved shoulders and two, 12-foot-wide travel lanes

Proposed improvements to Old N.C. Hwy. 10 northeast of the I-40 interchange will include a 5-foot-wide sidewalk on the north side, two 12-foot-wide travel lanes, curb and gutter and a 10-foot-wide grass shoulder on the south side, consistent with the urban context within the municipal limits of Hildebran and local input. 

Project Funding:



 Funded Costs*


 $    26,200,000

        *Funded costs are subject to change. 

Project Timeline:




Public Meeting

Nov. 2022

Environmental Document

Sept. 2022

Right-of-Way Acquisition Begins

Sept. 2023

Construction Begins

Sept. 2024

* Future dates subject to change. 


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all planning, design, and construction phases of project development.

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.

Comments on the current phase of project development should be before December 8, 2022.  

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 Phone Number: (984) 205-6615 Code: 4776

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Michael Clark

Project Engineer

NCDOT Highways Division 13

55 Orange Street

Asheville, NC 28801


Mark Pierce, PE

Project Manager


8601 Six Forks Road, Forum 1, Suite 700

Raleigh, NC  27615


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.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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