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The state has released its plan for expanding Highway 64 to four lanes from Lexington to Asheboro.

US 64 to widen to 4 lanes from Asheboro to Lexington

ASHEBORO — Off and on for decades we’ve heard the talk, but now the widening of US 64 to four lanes from Asheboro to Lexington is on the board as a future reality.

As much of a reality as a project can be for which construction isn’t scheduled to begin until 2031, according to the NC Department of Transportation.

The state has unveiled the accompanying map showing the widened 19-mile corridor that, when finished, will include tie-in connections to the existing I-85, NC 109 and the Asheboro Bypass interchanges.

The proposed project would also replace the bridge over the Uwharrie River. 

As part of the project development process for the proposed project, the NCDOT is studying potential impacts to communities, the environment and other factors. NCDOT’s main objective is to minimize impacts whenever possible.

One section, Lake Park Road to Asheboro Bypass, is listed as “funded” for design and construction. I-85 east of Lexington to N.C. 109 and N.C. 109 to Lake Park Road are currently unfunded.