The project is in the preliminary stages of development. Over the past several months, NCDOT has worked closely with local government agencies in Charlotte and Matthews to discuss local transportation needs along the Independence Boulevard corridor in order to define the need, purpose and scope of the project. In the coming weeks, NCDOT will meet with local, state, and federal government agencies to further discuss the project, refine the project scope and identify potential environmental impacts.
Environmental and Preliminary Design Studies
After the initial agency coordination described above is complete, NCDOT will begin the following activities:
- Detailed field studies of the project area to identify potential impacts to human and natural environments
- Preparation of preliminary design plans for the proposed improvements to Independence Boulevard
- After preliminary design and environmental studies are complete, a preferred alternative will be selected, based upon public review and comment