Project Overview and Purpose
Improvements to U.S. 21 (Statesville Road) between Gilead Road and Westmoreland Road through Huntersville and Cornelius are needed to improve traffic flow and accommodate projected future traffic volumes.
The N.C. Department of Transportation is considering options to widen U.S. 21 (Statesville Road) by adding additional lanes with a center median as well as sidewalks, multi-use paths and bicycle lanes.
To improve traffic flow, NCDOT is also considering different intersection configurations, including restricting left turns at some intersections.
The U.S. 21 improvements will be coordinated with other connecting projects in the area:
- Intersection improvements at U.S. 21 (Statesville Road) and Gilead Road
- Upgrading the existing I-77 interchange at Gilead Road to a diverging diamond interchange
- Upgrading the existing I-77 interchange at N.C. 73 (Sam Furr Road) to a split diamond interchange
The N.C. Department of Transportation is in the preliminary planning stages of this project.
The project team has been collecting information about the project area, including existing and projected traffic volumes, natural resources, community features, and existing and proposed land uses. Based on this information, the project team will develop study alternatives.
The N.C. Department of Transportation hosting a public meeting in early 2018 to answer questions and receive comments on the proposed project.
Additional information will be provided once the meeting is scheduled.
|Property Acquisition and Utilities
* Estimated costs are subject to change.
|Alternative(s) selected for additional study
|Environmental documentation complete
|Right of way acquisition begins
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
Tracy Walter, P.E.
Project Development Engineer
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Jenny Noonkester, P.E.
Consultant Project Manager
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Resources for Local Property Owners
Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.