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Proposed Improvements to U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) from West of Idlewild Road to I-485

​​​​​​​​STIP Number U-2509

The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes upgrades to U.S. 74 from west of Idlewild Road to I-485 by adding general purpose lanes, interchanges, bridges and an express lane in each direction. 

NCDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has published the Final U.S. 74 (Independence Boulevard) Improvements Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA contains a summary of the impacts associated with the project, including an evaluation and proposed finding of de minimis 4(f) impacts to several local park properties protected under the Department of Transportation Act of 1966. The Environmental Assessment (EA) document is available for review online.

A public meeting is scheduled for:

Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020*
4-7 p.m.
Ovens Auditorium - Starlight Room​
2700 E. Independence Blvd.

The purpose of this informal meeting is to inform the public of the project and gather input on the proposed design. *Another public meeting will be held in Matthews on Tuesday, Jan. 28​.

The public may attend at any time during the public meeting hours, as no formal presentation will be made. 

Public Comment

NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. The comments and information received will be taken into consideration as work on the project develops.

The opportunity to submit written comments will be provided at the meeting or can be submitted via phone or email by Feb. 29, 2020.

For additional information or to mail comments, contact:

Wilson Stroud
NCDOT Project Management Unit

Special Accommodations

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this workshop.

Anyone requiring special services should contact as early as possible:

Diane Wilson
Environmental Analysis Unit

Persons who do not speak English, or 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.

Aquellas personas no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.​

1/24/2020 1:36 PM