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  • Status: Projects Under Construction
  • County: Mecklenburg, Union
  • Type of Project: Expressway
  • STIP Number: R-3329, R-2559
  • Construction Start Date: May 2015
  • Open to Traffic: Late 2018
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    Project Overview and Purpose

    The North Carolina Department of Transportation is building an expressway extending nearly 20 miles from U.S. 74 near I-485 in Mecklenburg County to U.S. 74 between the towns of Wingate and Marshville in Union County.

    U.S. 74 serves as an important commercial corridor for Union and Mecklenburg County residents and businesses, giving many retail, commercial and employment centers direct access to and from the route.

    The Monroe Expressway will improve mobility and capacity within the project study area by providing a facility for the U.S. 74 corridor that allows for high-speed regional travel while maintaining access to properties along existing U.S. 74.

    Once complete, the Monroe Expressway will be operated by the
    North Carolina Turnpike Authority.

    Project Schedule

    Dates are subject to change
    Draft Supplemental Environmental Document Completed Nov. 8, 2013
    Public Comment Period on Draft Supplemental Environmental Document Completed Jan. 6, 2014
    Final Supplemental Environmental Document/Record of Decision Completed Spring 2015
    Right–of–Way Acquisition Ongoing
    Begin Construction May 2015

    Contact Information

    Project Hotline:

    • Phone: 1-800-475-6402
    • Email: Contact us
    • Address: 1548 Mail Service Center,
      Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

    Right of Way Contact:

    Paul D. Wilson, SR/WA

    N.C. Turnpike Authority senior real estate representative

    Project Right of Way Field Office:

    • Street Address:   5419 Indian Trail-Fairview Road
    • Mailing Address:   P.O Box 1587, Indian Trail, 28079
    • Phone:   (704) 893-0131 or (855) 634-9239

    Resources for Local Property Owners

    In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.