Project Overview and Purpose
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is proposing to build a toll road extending nearly 20 miles from US 74 near I-485 in Mecklenburg County to US 74 between the towns of Wingate and Marshville in Union County.
US 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 highway.
The Monroe Expressway will improve mobility and capacity within the project study area by providing a facility for the US 74 corridor that allows for high-speed regional travel consistent with the designations of the North Carolina Strategic Highway Corridor program and the North Carolina Intrastate System, while maintaining access to properties along existing US 74.
Additional project information and documents
Latest News and Updates
December Public Meetings
November 15, 2013: NCDOT has been working in close coordination with other units of NCDOT and FHWA to prepare additional documentation to respond to the Circuit Court’s concerns. The Draft Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project was signed by NCDOT and FHWA on November 8, 2013 and is now available for public review. Links to the sections of the Draft Supplemental Final EIS and supporting documents are provided below. NCDOT will be hosting one Open House and two combined Open House/Public Hearings on December 9, 10, and 11 to provide updates on the project and receive comments on the Draft Supplemental Final EIS.
November 8, 2013: The draft supplemental final environmental impact statement (EIS) was approved, and preparations are in progress to develop the final supplemental documents. Several public meetings were conducted in December to inform interested citizens of next steps.
For more information, see the Project Resources
- Currently, no recent news releases.
|Draft Supplemental Environmental Document
||November 8, 2013 – COMPLETE
|Public Comment Period on Draft Supplemental Environmental Document
||January 6, 2014 – COMPLETE
|Final Supplemental Environmental Document / Record of Decision
- Project Hotline:    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
Senior Real Estate Representative
with the NC Turnpike Authority
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.