Project Highlights

The N.C. Department of Transportation  proposes to replace Bridge No. 1180 on Meacham Road (S.R. 1639) over I-40 in Statesville.  The replacement bridge will include space for a future sidewalk. 

The replacement bridge will include space for a future sidewalk.  The bridge will be closed during construction and an off-site detour using U.S. 64 (W. Front Street) will be used to cross I-40.  It is anticipated that construction will last approximately 12 to 18 months. 


Proposed Detour Route

The proposed detour route follows West Front Street to U.S. 64 and then to Northside Drive.

Proposed Typical Section

Note: The 7'-6" space is for a future sidewalk, while the 3' space is for a paved shoulder.  At this time, it is unknown whether the future sidewalk will be on the east side (next to the northbound travel lane) or the west side (next to the southbound travel lane) of the bridge.



Project Funding



Estimated Amount*

Project Development & Design

          $ TBD

Property Acquisition

        $ TBD   

Construction Costs

        $ TBD 

Total Cost

       $  5,500,000

* Estimated costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline




Environmental Document

Spring 2023  

Right of Way Acquisition Begins

Winter 2024  

Award for Construction

January 2029  

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

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 May 5, 2023.

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



Phone Number: 984-205-6615      enter project code 2795

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Project Contact

 Jacquelyn Bowles, PE


NCDOT Project Manager

1581 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-1581

Project Contact

 Lisa Samples, Ph.D., PE

ms consultants, Inc.

Consultant Project Manager

5444 Wade Park Boulevard, Suite 160

Raleigh, NC 27607

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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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