Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to upgrade the intersection of Cane Creek Road (S.R. 3136) at Mills Gap Road (S.R. 3116) north of Fletcher in Buncombe County. The proposed improvements include the construction of a roundabout. The purpose of the project is to increase safety and efficiency for travelers. Traffic through the intersection will be maintained during construction.

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The N.C. Department of Transportation builds roundabouts to improve safety for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists. They also help reduce the congestion and backups more typical of traditional intersections with stop signs and traffic signals.

A driver generally enters the roundabout more quickly than if waiting at a traffic signal. In addition, the modern roundabout is much smaller than older traffic circles and requires vehicles to travel at lower speeds (15-20 mph), making them safer than traffic circles. Additionally, the slower speeds make it easier for a driver to find a gap of traffic inside the roundabout before safely entering it.​

For more information on roundabouts, please watch the following video or visit the NCDOT Roundabout Webpage.


Project Funding*



Property Acquisition


Utility Relocation






* Costs are preliminary and subject to change

Project Timeline



Project Newsletter

October 2022

Environmental Document 

December 2023

Right-of-Way Acquisition

June 2024


April 2025

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments

NCDOT accepts comments throughout all phases of project development.  
The public is encouraged to leave comments using this website, email, or phone number:


Phone Number: 601-300-5186 enter project code 4681 

The comment period for this project closed on December 16, 2022.

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Do you have any comments or questions regarding the proposed roundabout at the Cane Creek Road and Mills Gap Road intersection?

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Project Contact

 Gabriel Johnson, PE

NCDOT Highway Division 13

Division Project Manager

55 Orange Street

Asheville, NC 28801

601-300-5186  code 4681

Project Contact

 Brett Abernathy, PE, PLS

JMT Engineers

Consultant Project Manager

514 S. Stratford Road, Suite 220

Winston-Salem, NC 27103

601-300-5186  code 4681


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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