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.
- Currently, no recent news releases.
|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
- 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.