MONROE – The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting this week to present information about a project to widen a section of Charlotte Avenue between Seymour Street and N.C. 200, and a section of N.C. 200 between Charlotte Avenue and Goldmine Road.
Both roads would be widened from two to four lanes with a raised center median to accommodate current and future traffic volumes. Accommodations would be included for pedestrians and bicyclists.
The project was initially submitted by the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization for funding consideration under the Strategic Mobility Formula. It did well enough in the division needs category of the project scoring process to obtain funding.
The public meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Union Baptist Association, 1744 Williams Road in Monroe. People can drop in at any time to view design maps, speak with project team members and submit comments, as there will not be a formal presentation.
Project information, including a map, can be viewed on the NCDOT's public meetings website.
Comments can also be submitted by phone or email through March 14. Contact Travis Preslar, NCDOT Project Manager, for more information at 980-262-6290. All comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Lauren Putnam at 919-707-6072 as early as possible so arrangements can be made.
Persons who speak Spanish and have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.