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Opinions sought for Sylva improvements

State Transportation officials will host a public meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, on upgrading N.C. 107 through Sylva.

The proposed project would improve East Main Street between N.C. 116 and U.S. 23 Business by constructing a four-lane roadway with multiple options to relieve congestion and improve traffic operations. Four different design plans will be displayed during the informal gathering.

The meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Conrad Burrell Building, Room 102C of Southwestern Community College at 447 College Drive in Sylva.

Transportation officials will be available to answer questions about the various alternatives to the receive comments about the project. There will be no formal presentation so residents can stop by anytime during the meeting hours.

Attendees have the opportunity to submit questions and comments until March 13. More information is available at or can contact Steve Williams, NCDOT Division 14 Design Construction Engineer; at 253 Webster Road, Sylva, N.C. 28779 or 828.586.2141 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Transportation Department will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled person wishing to participate. Anyone requiring special services should contact Mr. Williams as early as possible.

People who speak Spanish or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1.800.481.6494.

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