CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation is hosting two public hearings next week for planned corridor improvements on U.S. 74 (Independence Blvd.) between west of Idlewild Road and Interstate 485. The project will add an express lane in each direction in the median, as well as general purpose lanes and auxiliary lanes, and develop a parallel road network to improve mobility during construction.
People can attend either or both hearings on the following dates:
- Tuesday, Jan. 28, at CPCC Levine Campus, 2800 Campus Ridge Road, Matthews
- Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Ovens Auditorium, 2700 East Independence Boulevard
Citizens are welcome to attend any time between 4 and 7 p.m. to meet the project staff and ask questions. Representatives from adjacent projects in the vicinity, including future improvements to U.S. 74 between I-277 and west of Idlewild Road and the Independence Boulevard Pedestrian Study, will also be available to answer questions.
For anyone unable to stop by the open house, visit https://publicinput.com/I-485_US-74_Charlotte for project information.
The State of North Carolina will own the U.S 74 Express Lanes. The Turnpike Authority and NCDOT will manage the planning, construction and maintenance of the lanes. Customer service and account management will be administered by the Turnpike Authority’s NC Quick Pass program.
For more information about the project, contact Wilson Stroud with the NCDOT Project Management Unit at (919) 707-6045.
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in these meetings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Diane Wilson, senior public involvement officer at (919) 707-6073.
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.