Transportation Bond was approved in November 2017 for $4 million to be used for road, sidewalk and corridor improvements throughout Town. Funding of the bond had to wait until July 1, 2018 and bond authorization requires the Town to execute funding within seven years of bond approval, with the Town having the option to extend it out to 10 years if desired. A significant number of projects will be initiated in 2019-2020.
Hwy 49 Corridor Improvements
Hwy 49 Corridor improvements are at the bottom of the priority list while the Town determines if funding is available.
Caldwell Road Extension (between Hwy 49 and Hwy 29/Concord Parkway):
A four-lane divided roadway corridor to connect Hwy 49 and Hwy 29/Concord Parkway will be designed as a economic development driver to what is mostly vacant, inaccessible land. This will create an alternate route to Morehead Road to reach Hwy 29/Concord Parkway and relieve traffic congestion on Morehead Road. The Town will rely on private development to fund the roadway, but design and initial construction spur will initiate economic development interest.