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  • Status: Projects Under Construction
  • County: Mecklenburg, Union
  • Type of Project: Expressway
  • STIP Number: R-3329, R-2559
  • Construction Start Date: May 2015
  • Open to Traffic: Late 2018
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    Project Overview and Purpose

    The N.C. Department of Transportation is building an expressway extending nearly 20 miles from U.S. 74 near I-485 in Mecklenburg County to U.S. 74 between the towns of Wingate and Marshville in Union County.

    U.S. 74 serves as an important commercial corridor for residents and businesses in Union and Mecklenburg counties as it gives retail, commercial and employment centers in the area direct access to and from the route.

    The Monroe Expressway will improve mobility and capacity in the U.S 74 corridor by allowing for high-speed regional travel while maintaining access to properties along existing U.S. 74.

    Once complete, the Monroe Expressway will be operated by the
    North Carolina Turnpike Authority.

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    Project Schedule

    Dates are subject to change
    Draft Supplemental Environmental Document Completed Nov. 8, 2013
    Public Comment Period on Draft Supplemental Environmental Document Completed Jan. 6, 2014
    Final Supplemental Environmental Document/Record of Decision Completed Spring 2015
    Right–of–Way Acquisition Ongoing
    Begin Construction May 2015

    Contact Information

    General Information:
    Send a message
    1548 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27699-1548

    Right of Way Contact:
    Paul D. Wilson, SR/WA
    N.C. Turnpike Authority senior real estate representative
    Send a message
    (919) 707-2734

    Project Right of Way Field Office:
    (704) 893-0131
    (855) 634-9239
    P.O Box 1587
    Indian Trail, NC 28079