Project Overview and Purpose
The N.C. Department of Transportation is building an 18.5-mile four-lane divided highway from east of Mooresboro to west of Stony Point Road at U.S. 74 Business in Kings Mountain.
The U.S. 74 Shelby Bypass will help improve traffic flow through and around Shelby by providing a controlled-access route, meaning the roadway will only be accessible at signalized interchanges.
Future traffic projections indicate that without the improvements to U.S. 74, traffic conditions would become too congested and increasingly unsafe. Traffic delays on the existing highway would continue to grow, as would the accident rates.
The bypass is anticipated to generate new economic development, as well.
The Shelby Bypass is being built in six sections:
- R-2707AA: is a 2-mile section that begins west of Peachtree Road and ends east of Kimbrell Road near Mooresboro. Work on this portion of the project began July 2013, and opened to traffic in September 2016. Vegetation and landscaping work will continue through March 2017.
- R-2707AB: 1.9 miles east of Kimbrell Road to east of Plato Lee Road near Lattimore. The estimated construction cost is $14.1 million. The project was let for construction in June 2014.
- R-2707B: is a 1.9-mile section that begins east of Kimbrell Road and continues to east of Plato Lee Road near Lattimore. Work on this section began July 2014 and is scheduled for completion in August 2017.
- R-2707C: is a 5.3-mile section that begins east of N.C. 226 and continues to west of N.C. 150 heading northeast of Shelby. The construction contract for this section is expected to be awarded in May 2017.
Three sections of the project are not fully funded:
- R-2707D: is a 4.1-mile section that begins west of N.C. 150 and continues to U.S. 74 west of Long Branch Road, east of Shelby.
- R-2707E: is a 2.6-mile section that begins at U.S. 74 west of Long Branch Road and continues to west of Stony Point Road at U.S. 74 Business in Kings Mountain.
Project News Releases
|Construction contract awarded
||June 2013 (R-2707AA)
June 2014 (R-2707AB, R-2707B)
May 2017 (R-2707C)
||July 2014 (R-2707AB, R-2707B)
July 2016 (R-2707AA)
||September 2016 (R-2707AA)
August 2017 (R-2707AB, R-2707B)
* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change
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Shelby, NC 28151-0047
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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.