The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to extend Rea Road 1.7 miles east from N.C. 16 (Providence Road) to N.C. 84 (Weddington Road) near Twelve Mile Creek Road in Weddington. Proposed work also involves widening 2.7 miles of the existing N.C. 84 from two to four lanes from Twelve Mile Creek Road to Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road in Wesley Chapel.
Proposed work would help improve the mobility and connectivity of N.C. 84 in Union County.
Currently, vehicles traveling west on N.C. 84 to Rea Road must follow an indirect route. Westbound traffic on N.C. 84 must turn left onto N.C. 16, travel approximately three-quarters of a mile and then turn right onto Rea Road.
Without improvement, traffic volumes in 2035 are also expected to exceed capacity on N.C. 84 in the project area.
This project is listed as Project U-3467 in the
N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $49 million.