Project Overview and Purpose
Planning and development are underway to widen approximately 6.5 miles of East John Street and Old Monroe Road – from Trade Street to Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road – in the towns of Matthews, Stallings and Indian Trail.
Proposed work would improve traffic flow, reduce travel delays and allow for more vehicles to travel in the area. Bicyclists and pedestrians would also have accommodations along the project corridor.
Work would be divided into three sections:
- Trade Street to I-485 in Matthews
- I-485 to Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road in Stallings
- Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road to Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road in Indian Trail
Environmental Assessment Approved
The N.C. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration approved the Environmental Assessment (49.5mb) – a document that evaluates the environmental effects of the project – in July 2016.
The document is an important milestone in the project planning and development process as it examines potential environmental impacts and benefits of the proposed widening improvements for East John Street and Old Monroe Road.
Transportation representatives have organized several events in an effort to get public input.
In August 2013, the project team held a three-day planning event, known as a design charrette, to seek input to the design options, or alternatives that would be considered for the project. Stakeholders from Matthews, Stallings and Indian Trail attended to express their opinions on how the corridor should look and function.
Town officials, planning/engineering department staffs and transportation representatives have also met at quarterly meetings and held a symposium to discuss the planning process and potential design elements for the project.
Town officials, planning/engineering department staffs and transportation representatives met at quarterly meetings and held a symposium to discuss the planning process and potential design elements for the project.
The NCDOT project team held public meetings – on Jan. 21, 2014, and Oct. 11, 2016, for residents to learn more about the project and to give feedback.
NCDOT held a public hearing in Matthews on Tuesday Oct. 11, 2016, at which time NCDOT representatives received feedback from the community and answered questions about the project.
The community was also encouraged to submit feedback during a public comment period, which ended Nov. 11, 2016.
All comments – regardless of how they are submitted – hold equal weight and will be reviewed by the NCDOT project team (including NCDOT staff and other agency partners), which will continue to develop the project as planned to the Final Design.
Copies of the comments are available upon request.
The maps and materials presented at the public hearing are available below for review:
East John Street Map
East John Street/Old Monroe Road Map
Old Monroe Road Maps
Public Hearing Materials
|Environmental Assessment approved
||Oct. 11 2016
|Final environmental document
|Begin right of way acquisition
|Construction contract awarded
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
Elmo Vance Jr.
Project Development Engineer
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1548 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1548
Division Planning Engineer
Highway Division 10
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12033 East Independence Boulevard
Matthews, NC 28105
Bryan C. Key, P.E.
Roadway Design Engineer
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1582 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1582
Resources for Local Property Owners
In many cases, it is inevitable that a certain amount of private property must be acquired. The displacement of homes and businesses is minimized to the extent practicable. The following brochures will answer questions about this process.