Project Highlights

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to replace the bridge on Old Mountain Road over I-40 in Iredell County. A new structure will be built to the east of the existing bridge. The new bridge will include two 12-foot travel lanes and 6-foot paved shoulders on each side. A roundabout will be constructed on each side of the bridge at the on/off ramps to facilitate the movement of traffic.

Old Mountain Road will remain open during construction. There will be no detour.

No relocations are anticipated with this project and right of way acquisition is anticipated to be minimal.

Project Map

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Proposed Typical Section

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Project Funding



Estimated Amount*

Project Development & Design

        $     575,000

Property Acquisition

        $               0  

Construction Costs

        $ 4,800,000 

Total Cost

       $  5,375,000

* Estimated costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline




Environmental Document

Fall/Winter 2023  

Right of Way Acquisition Begins

Summer 2024  


Summer 2025  

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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Project Comments


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development.  

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

To submit comments for consideration during the current phase of project development,

please submit before December 8, 2023.

The public is encouraged to leave comments using this webpage, email, or phone number:



Phone Number: 984-205-6615      enter project code 1890

Project Contact

 Tierre Peterson, PE


NCDOT Project Manager

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1581

Project Contact

 Darren Even, AICP


Consultant Project Manager

9300 Harris Corners Parkway, Suite 220

Charlotte, NC 28269

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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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