Charlotte - Connector Road in Mooresville opened to traffic today, creating a crucial link between Mazeppa and Cornelius roads that is designed to improve mobility and connectivity in the area.
The new two-lane road stretches between U.S. 21 and N.C. 115 and will provide a more direct route to nearby Interstate 77. Building the roughly 1-mile Connector Road was a collaboration between the N.C. Department of Transportation and the Town of Mooresville. The Department contributed $750,000 toward the roughly $2M project. The remainder was funded through a 2014 GO Bond.
"This partnership is a prime example of what we are trying to accomplish throughout North Carolina, with everyone working together to bring about transportation improvements that will meet significant needs and strengthen our state," said NCDOT Transportation Secretary Nick Tennyson.
Local and state officials marked the opening of Connector Road with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The road officially opened to traffic around 3:30 p.m., after a ceremonial "first drive."
"This is a great day for Mooresville as this new road will be a vital asset to our industrial park, and it will serve all in the community as it connects two of our most traveled highways," said Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins.
NCDOT will post photos from the event on the Department's Flickr page.
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