WEDDINGTON – The N.C. Department of Transportation is holding a public meeting this week for a proposed project to widen Providence Road (N.C. 16) between Rea Road Extension and Waxhaw Parkway.
The project was initially submitted for funding consideration by the former Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization, now the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization. Increased growth in the area over the last decade has resulted in higher traffic volumes, supporting the need to widen N.C. 16.
More information and a map of the proposed improvements can be found at the NCDOT public meetings website
The public meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, at Weddington United Methodist Church, 13901 Providence Road. Interested residents may attend at any time, as no formal presentation will be made. They will have a chance to view project maps, ask questions of DOT staff and submit comments.
For those who cannot attend the meeting, they may also submit comments in writing or by phone through March 28. All comments received will be reviewed and considered as project development progresses.
To send comments or learn more, contact NCDOT Project Engineer Travis Preslar at 980-262-6290. You may also submit comments in writing to 12033 East Independence Boulevard – Suite H, Matthews, N.C., 28105.
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 Matthew LeShure at 919-707-6087 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.