R-5721 / U-5765: N.C. 73 Improvements


The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to improve an 8.5-mile stretch of N.C. 73 in Lincoln and Mecklenburg Counties.  Improvements along N.C. 73 begin at N.C. 16 in Lincoln County and extend to Northcross Drive (S.R. 2316) in Huntersville. The N.C. 73 project is included in the 2018–2027 NCDOT State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as two projects:  R-5721 and U-5765.  The two projects are combined for environmental study purposes.

The limits for each STIP Project are described as follows:

  • R-5721 - N.C. 16 to West Catawba Avenue, Lincoln and Mecklenburg Counties
  • U-5765 - West Catawba Avenue to Northcross Drive, Mecklenburg County


Vicinity Map:

Interactive Vicinity Map

DISCLAIMER:  This information is intended for general reference only. 

NCDOT is not responsible for its accuracy or use.  The corridor study area represents human and natural environment information gathering limits only.

By clicking on the icon above () you will have the option of turning on/off individual alternatives. for ease of viewing.  


The purpose of the project is to improve the traffic carrying capacity of N.C. 73 within the study area to operate at an acceptable level of service through the design year 2040.  A secondary purpose is to safely accommodate multi-modal uses of the corridor. Multi-modal uses on this project would include bicycle and pedestrian activities.


The project study area has a variable width along N.C. 73 to account for environmental resources, major utilities, as well as recommendations from the Northwest Huntersville Transportation Study (2011) and the CRTPO Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) (2017).  NCDOT is evaluating several corridors for the N.C. 73 improvements:

  • Alternative 1:  This corridor would be a "Best-fit" widening along existing N.C. 73.
  • Alternative 2:  This corridor woubl be a "Best-fit" widening along existing N.C. 73 with two potential corridor paths to the west in the area between McGuire Nuclear Station Road and Beatties Ford Road. 

Based on preliminary analyses, four-lane and six-lane roadway sections are being considered to accommodate future traffic volumes.  Minor improvements to intersecting roads will also be evaluated.


  Activity         Estimated Cost*
  Right of Way Acquisition   $   79,000,000 
  Utilities  $     8,000,000 
  Construction Costs   $   77,000,000 

  Total Cost

  $ 164,000,000 

* Estimated Costs as shown in Current 2018-2027 STIP and are subject to change




 Public Meetings               February 5 and 6
 Design Public Meeting                 Spring 2018
 Final Environmental Document              Summer 2018

 Begin Right of Way Acquisition 


 Begin Construction





The NCDOT project team will review all feedback – regardless of how it is submitted (online, phone, email, or letter) – and explore options to incorporate comments and address concerns where and when feasible.   


NCDOT held two open-house public meetings in February to:

  • Present the corridors being considered
  • Present the potential realignment options being considered
  • Present the proposed typical roadway cross-sections
  • Receive public input

NCDOT staff will be available to discuss the corridor alternatives and crossections and to answer questions.   Comments and questions deadline: March 16, 2018.

NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled individuals who want to participate in any meetings.  Anyone requiring such services should contact Tamara Makhlouf at 919-707-6072 or [email protected] as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.  

Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to any meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.


    February 5, 2018


    Meadowlake Church

      6501 Gilead Rd, Huntersville


 Begin Time

    4:00 P.M.

    End Time

    7:00 P.M.



   February 6, 2018


   East Lincoln 

   Community Center

     8160 Optimist Club Rd, Denver

 Begin Time

    4:00 P.M.

    End Time

    7:00 P.M.



R-5721: Public meeting Map 1 - N.C. 16 to County Line     Click Here   

R-5721: Public Meeting Map 2 - County Line to Babe Stillwell Farm Road (including alternative realignment options)  Click Here

R-5721: Public Meeting Map 3 - Babe Stillwell Farm Road to Northcross Drive  Click Here


Comments may be submitted via phone, email or U.S. Mail to either of the individuals listed below or at any meeting.  All comments received carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.  All commetns will be reviewed and suggestions/recommendations incorporated into designs where feasible.  Comment deadline: March 16, 2018.



Wilson Stroud, C.P.M.                                                                                           

NCDOT Project Manager

Central Project Delivery Team

1582 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC  27699-1582


[email protected]


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.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                                 Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                             Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to be added to the project mailing/email list, please provide the following:
Do you prefer one option over another?
Alternative 1: Best-fit widening along existing N.C. 73
Alternative 2A: Best-fit widening along existing N.C. 73 with realignment option further from existing N.C. 73
Alternative 2B: Best-fit widening along existing N.C. 73 with realignment option closer to existing N.C. 73.
Either is acceptable
Select a response
Do you have general comments you would like to give to the project team?
Very important to provide a “bike lane” in both directions to accommodate cyclists who desire to ride their bikes along Route 73 across the Catawba River either to Denver or Cornelius.
Reply11 Agreeone month ago
So you want to demolish our homes and shopping stores for a bike lane? How about we demolish your house for a bike lane? Would you like that?
Reply7 Agree27 days ago
My home is in the impact area. I would rather my home be taken for a bike lane than a bike lane and 4 lane highway in back yard.
Reply5 Agree8 days ago
Our home is in the impact area also and I agree with you. We do not want to be any closer to the road than we are now. Would much rather house is taken.
Reply4 Agree8 days ago
This is the worst idea ever. Create a totally new highway like 321 one mile south of the 73/16 exit. Run that through the farm land with a connection to 77. Then you can have an actual "express lane" highway going East/West, with the possibility of expanding it in the future to 321 in Lincolnton. Doing so would take out so much of the East/West traffic on 73 today, and you would not have to impact so many homes. Even if it takes a little longer to build, it is worth it. Do the right thing. Protect these homes and neighborhoods.
Reply10 Agree26 days ago
Yes do the right thing and save our homes and lake
Reply5 Agree22 days ago
Where do you live? When you say our home, are you in the "demolition path, impact area"?
Reply3 Agree8 days ago
Acquiring land and building the bypass south of 73 makes perfect sense and would be less expensive. But since Danny Phiilps is greasing the palms of NC DOT head honchos it's already preordained that the 73 will be widened to increase his land value along Hwy 73. As always, the few will benefit at the expense of the many!
Reply2 Agree7 days ago
That farm land becomes a whole lot more valuable with a state highway running through the middle. Right??!!! After construction, he can sell off each piece as commercial property. I just hope Danny and all the powers at be remember that when it comes time for the final plan. Road front property, from a real estate perspective is always more valuable than having a 4 lane highway take up half of someones backyard. A total buyout for the homes on the 73 side of Kelly Park CIrcle is the best option. Speaking as one of the homeowners, we have a hard enough time as it is trying to sell our homes or even rent them with the road in its current state. Add two more lanes, the traffic doubles, and we are screwed. Do the right thing and offer us a full buyout!!!!
Reply4 Agree6 days ago
Please put only 1 lane on each side of the current road. We don't want all the extra median strip and bike lanes. By only putting in 1 lane on each side, you save all those homes and businesses! We can't afford to have our property values cut in half because of this. How will be sell our homes (for the people that are left behind)? How about the people whose houses would have to be taken away from them? The speed limit does not have to be 45mph in order to make traffic flow smoothly. Look at West Catawba in Cornelius. There are 2 lanes on each side, with traffic lights, and the speed limit is 35mph. It works fine. Please don't destroy all of our lives!
Reply9 Agree26 days ago
Where do you live?? I am one of those houses that could be taken. I would rather my house be take than living on a 4 lane road and/or them taking half my backyard.
Reply6 Agree8 days ago
My home is in the impact zone on Kelly Park Circle. Please take my home. Our life WOULD be destroyed if you don't. Leaving our house and expanding the road while taking our yards and putting us closer to the road would bring our property value down which then in return would bring down the rest of the neighborhood. I mean seriously, it's common sense. The price tag on one dictates the price tag on others.
Reply4 Agree6 days ago
YOU DO NOT NEED TO TAKE UP SO MUCH SPACE. You can save our homes and save money by reducing the width of the median. Having 110 feet plus is ridiculous. In the city of Asheville, they have the same issues and are able to put in 4 land roads, with a smaller median, and bike lanes/ walking paths for less than 75 feet.

Please look at shifting the road a little closer to the lake and then reduce the median to only a few feet.

I realize you would like to build a super highway, but we can help the flow of traffic greatly, plus save all the homes, plus save a lot of money for right of way acquisition if we don't go overboard on the width. We don't need all of what you are proposing in order to solve the traffic problem.

Super highways are great in underdeveloped areas, but we have established mature residential communities here, and we can work with you to help solve the traffic problem and save our homes.

Thank you
Reply8 Agree26 days ago
I ask because, do you consider living in a four lane road a win?
Reply3 Agree8 days ago
Is your home in the impact zone (orange line)?
Reply3 Agree8 days ago
Where do you live??
Reply3 Agree8 days ago
How will this impact the Birkdale community? The map seems to indicate one side of Kelly Park Circle will be demolished. Is this 100% accurate? What about the houses on the other side of the street? Will they be compensated for depreciation of value? Will sound barriers be built? How will those in the Birkdale community be able to exit the community out of Lake Norman View and turn West? There's been very little communicated about this project other than a map displayed at the community meetings, which is very concerning.
Reply8 Agreeone month ago
As one of the homeowners on the 73 side of Kelly Park Circle...we would prefer a full buyout. Living 50 ft or less to 4 lane highway is unacceptable.
Reply5 Agree8 days ago
Between Beatties Ford and West Catawba please have a modified version of the road where you don't have a wide median strip. Have a median of just a couple feet, not 23'-35' feet. That is excessive. Saving all that footage will save the homes.
Reply7 Agree24 days ago
I live in one of the homes you speak of. We would rather not live on a 4 lane highway at all. Your comments could very well affect what happens to my home and backyard. How would you feel if you lived where I do and this was happening to you?
Reply5 Agree8 days ago
We are in the impact area and most definitely prefer being bought ought by the state rather than live any closer to 73 than we do at present. Please, for our sakes, disregard the comments of those who apparently did not bother to attend either public meeting and/or demonstrate no understanding of the acquisition process and laws pertaining thereto.
Reply5 Agree7 days ago
This expansion needs bike lanes. Riding on Route 73 is unsafe to both cyclists and drivers because it is so narrow and no real shoulder.
Reply5 Agree29 days ago
My house is in the orange line, the projected path of impact. Please make this road as wide as possible so we can get a buyout for my home. Having a 4 lane within a few feet of my backdoor makes the backyard unusable. I'm not sure I could rent it out or sell it.

The consensus of those on 73 is that we want a total buyout. Others in the Birkdale neighborhood want you to save the homes - you should probably listen most to those directly affected by the expansion.

I can't let my 2 kids or a dog in the backyard knowing a car could crash through the barrier hitting them or the house.

Putting a 4 lane road that close to houses is 100% unsafe. Take the house and start with a clean slate.
Reply4 Agree8 days ago
The cost of widening route 73 will never be less expenssive than it is now. It is almost always less expensive to widen one time rathern than to do it in stages as traffic congestion continues to grow. The widening of 73 from I-85 will funnel significant additional traffic onto 73.
Reply3 Agree15 days ago
The landscaping and overall street design of NC-73 should reflect the residential nature of the neighborhoods the road passes through, especially between W. Catawba Ave. and Blythe Landing. I would like to see a well landscaped median with enhanced decorative lighting along this stretch. Cross walks at Windaliere Dr. and near Harris Teeter are very important as there is considerable foot and bicycle traffic along this stretch of road.
Reply3 Agreeone month ago
Alternative that move NC 73 off of current alignment seem like the best fit for residents, it avoids destroying homes and stays away from the lake.
Reply3 Agreeone month ago
Very disappointed that there were conflicting responses from the NCDOT reps to the same questions from different people. I took notes and checked my notes with two others who were with me when I queried the DOT rep. I was shocked when one of my neighbors essentially asked the same questions and his summary was almost 180 degrees from mine after he, too, had his summary checked by another of his group. We need to know how you plan to allow people to reverse direction along 73. If we are traveling east on 73, how would we make a left to enter Sterling Pointe? What will the truck restrictions be as this new route will be a magnet for semi trucks. What about the noise and increased air pollution? Will this be six or four lanes? What will the speed limit be? How do you plan to handle the West Catawba-73 interchange? This project has the potential to be a significant detriment to the quality of life for those living along 73, especially on those who live between Club road and West Catawba.
Reply3 Agreeone month ago
Alternative 2B is best to avoid destroying more homes and to stay away from the lake and to reduce the impact on gas lines and power lines and streams
Reply3 Agreeone month ago
As a resident of the north side of Kelly Park Circle and Birkdale, we ask that you consider us in your plans. We already live with our backyards next to busy 73 and it gets busier everyday. Your preliminary plans call for a super street including multi-modal pathways for the community of Huntersville, Cornelius, and Denver to utilize. The access would be great for the area. However, it does mean it will affect our homes. But we believe that adjusting the plan would only be a detriment to everyone. It may not accommodate the amount of traffic projected and then changes would need to be made again. Please consider a "go big or go home" plan. You might as well do it right the first time. Yes, to multi modal pathways, lanes needed and safe u turn/jug handle options with reasonable distance for residents.
Reply2 Agree2 days ago
I live in the Sterling Pointe neighborhood which is located along Windaliere Dr. in Cornelius. It is very important to have access to travel east (make a left turn from Windaliere Dr.) along NC 73, and if a U-Turn is necessary to accomplish this, that it be located in close proximity to Windaliere Dr. Our community will also need access to enter Windaliere Dr. from both directions of travel along NC 73 after expansion. Sound protection for the communities in Cornelius and Huntersville that are located between Blythe Landing and W. Catawba Dr. is also very important. This part of NC 73 is located in the midst a very residential neighborhood.
Reply2 Agreeone month ago
worry about this expansion so close to the water. The ecological impact cant possibly have any upside, and the literal downstream effects to Moutain Island Lake where we draw drinking water from, is simply a compounding worry. I add to this - our ability (those in live in direct proximity to the nuclear plan) to easily evacuate - and it all adds up to imploring you to move this to an alternative further to the south of the current 73 roadway.
Reply1 Agree6 days ago
A real preference would be taking Alternative 2A and continue it through the woods and across the river, thereby not impacting any homes, fully minimizing any construction and environmental issues. Troy Purvis, [email protected]
Reply1 Agree7 days ago
We strongly recommend Alternative 2A because it will save lives, animal and human - wildlife habitats, highway workers, drivers, and riders. As shown by I-77 traffic, expressways and interstates have constant and often major congestion causing accidents whenever the lake is visible from these highways. For this section of Highway 73, we have a viable, sensible alternative to move the highway away from the lake. This current section of highway 73 is already often congested and backed up for miles. Also, please save us the nightmare of construction per Alternative 1, causing this congestion to be much worse (backing up traffic for even more miles).
What an opportunity the Alternative 2A provides us - the new section of road can be developed easier, faster, and much more SAFELY. Consideration should be given to ALL of the homes, schools, businesses and athletic fields/events that have to enter onto highway 73 ensuing accidents versus the access of a frontage-type road (old highway 73).
Please save our wildlife. This area of the lake is home to herons, loons, ducks, osprey, eagles. We have watched these birds thrive on our lake for the 30 plus years we have lived here. Our hope is not to have construction and expressway traffic close to their homes, thereby disrupting their specialized habitat.
There is a viable, sensible, and obvious option (Alternative 2A) for this section of highway 73. Please approve Alternative 2A for our wildlife, for our people (those that live, work, learn, and travel on highway 73 as well as your own road construction workers).

Troy Purvis, [email protected]
Reply1 Agree7 days ago
Please reduce the width of the median and only make one bike path outside of Birkdale at Norman View Lane. The Birkdale neighborhood is such an asset to Huntersville and it would be a shame to displace any more homes than is absolutely necessary. My family and I are avid walkers & bikers, but having bike paths on both sides of 73 is overkill.
Reply1 Agree9 days ago
I live in one of the homes on Kelly Park Cir that is in the impact zone. While the idea of eliminating a bike lane seems like a good idea to you, it actually would be the difference between my home being acquired or my kids and family having no backyard. How would you feel if you actually lived where I do?
Reply4 Agree8 days ago
Very concerned that every option runs right through Community in Christ Lutheran Church's buildings and preschool. We have over 300 families in the congregation and 60 children in the preschool. Is there a way to widen without tearing down the church?
Reply1 Agree10 days ago
Either option 2A or 2B would have less of an impact on Lake Norman. I am very concerned about the impact of construction on the McGuire Nuclear Station Evacuation Plan. Options 2A or 2B would remove some of the construction away from the Evacuation Route. It will be critical that construction not impact Evacuation Route 73 as it exist.
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Reply1 Agree13 days ago
Would appreciate further detail or specifications for locating and distance between U-turn locations. Would appreciate options to connect existing roads for easier access to Hwy 73 with limited connections. Details shared with Mark Reep, Sr Project Engineer at Meadowlake public meeting on 2-5-18. Thank you for opportunity to comment.
Reply1 Agreeone month ago
How much of this project is a done deal and the affected residents are being ignored because those in power believe this is the best thing to do? How many on this review board are affected by the project. My sense is none. Sorry to be so cynical, but it's power and politics.
ReplyAgree6 days ago
NCDOT's new love of "superstreets" is a horrible development for suburban areas. It's not quite an interstate, but it's not quite a friendly neighborhood road, either. It will encourage high-speed travel where those kind of speeds are not appropriate, despite whatever they throw on a speed limit sign. This could be a nice boulevard-type road, with a planted median and protected left turns and slightly narrower lanes that naturally slow traffic down. It COULD be a desirable, pleasant asset for the adjoining neighborhoods. A "superstreet" is just an ugly highway that will destroy values of the adjacent properties.
ReplyAgree7 days ago
A super street is like the section of Sam Furr near Cambridge Grove and the Hamptons. That is a nice boulevard type road, and the traffic never backs up. Regarding the speed limit, I live on the 73 side of Kelly Park circle in Birkdale and because of the straightaway, cars are definitely going faster than the speed limit. More like 55 plus. So I would rather not have 4 lanes of that in my backyard. We are asking for a full buyout of the Nortb Side of Kelly Park Circle. For our family's safety.
Reply2 Agree3 days ago
No one seems to be concerned about the impact to the McGuire Nuclear Station Emergency Plan. It would be hard to evacuate the Emergency Zone with traffic the way it is. Add a construction zone and I believe it might be impossible. I am sure the Nuclear Regulatory Commission needs to have a say in how and where the construction of RT 73 will occur.
ReplyAgree13 days ago
Very concerned with the lack of definitive information/(mis-information) from DOT on existing and proposed U-Turns and signal lights From W. Catawba heading out to Rt. 73. A formal meeting is required for concerned home owners to weigh in on proposed plans and how it will affect us. The ability to turn left out of Norman Island Drive or a U-turn with signal light is needed for the over 300 residents to get in and out of the neighborhood. Not to mention the Police, Fire, and EMS to enter and exit these neighborhoods in an emergency and not have to travel all the way to Blythe Landing to do a u-turn to travel east on 73.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
I'm concerned that the 4 Lane does not go far enough west as there is already backups that occur in afternoon rush hour on the HWY16/73 bridge. This will likely make the backups there worse. Also being at several Lincoln county rezoning meetings for developments west of HWY16 on NC73 that the intersections at St. James Church Road, the congestion is not getting better. Please consider extending the 4-lane to Ingleside Farm Road. End the west bound lane into the new proposed Ingleside Farm Road Interchange. Also start one lane east bound on the entry ramp for the new proposed Ingleside Farm Road Interchange. This area is developing fast and if 4-lane is not put in now, it will cost a lot more later on.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
I live at 15900 Beatties Ford Rd on the short section north of NC 73. I want to know if the proposed construction will still include aa traffic light at Beatties Ford Rd or will we have to turn right and go west to a turn around to go east on NC 73 or go back to Beatties Ford to go south. I am also interested how close will the right be to my property.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
I am very concerned about access to 73 from my development 100 Norman Place ... U turns can be dangerous. Have jug handle turnoff's been considered? Where will these U-turns or turnoffs be located? Concerned about the distance I will need to travel once out of the development. Can we have a voice in the type of sound barriers that might be considered? The traffic noise will increase substantially ... its loud now with two lanes. I attended the public meeting and received conflicting information around the use of "eminent domain" relating to homes located along 73 between Catawba and Blythe Landing Park.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Is there a question you would like answered regarding the project?
How will the de-valuing of homes very close to the new road be handled? How will such homeowners be compensated?
Reply11 Agreeone month ago
The state only provides monetary compensation for property owners that have land/ structures taken away. That compensation is based on what the state believes the market value is. This is oftentimes very different from what the actual market value is if you speak to a realtor.

Basically, you will take a very bad hit to the value of your home if they don't do something like scale back their design, or push the levy a few feet over. Pushing the levy over might work since the lake of the other side dries up every summer.
Reply4 Agree20 days ago
Talk about cost. Pushing the levee back would be exorbitant. If you don't actually live on 73 or are in the impact zone, then the only thing you would need to worry about as far as devaluing goes, is the idea that the people in those homes are going to want to move and possibly rent them out or end up selling them for a drastically reduced price. Because who would want live with a 4 lane highway literally in their backyard.
Reply4 Agree8 days ago
Why do you have the road running right though several neighborhoods, and through a school, and running right through Harris Teeter? Is this map accurate? If you want to make a "highway", then have it end at Beatties Ford Road and just put in 1 additional lane on each side of the street so you don't demolish all the homes and don't ruin the property value of the people who are stuck behind. Better yet, run the new road SOUTH of the lake and the current location. That is farmland and not residential!!!!!
Reply9 Agree28 days ago
I live in a home that backs up to 73. Out perferred is a buy out. We don't want a tossed any larger taking up our backyard. It would be unsafe for our family and children to use.
Reply4 Agree8 days ago
There should be no bike lanes at all. Are you seriously going to destroy entire housing communities and and kick out those residents and destroy the property values of the remaining houses that are not bought because of some stupid bike lanes?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Reply8 Agree27 days ago
I live in one of the house you are referring to "kicking us out". But actually if the road takes up any of my backyard, then my home becomes less valuable which return makes my neighbors homes less value. A full buy out would create a reasonable distance to the homes left and those homes would then not be subject to potential renters or low sales.
Reply5 Agree8 days ago
Please consider not putting bike lanes and walking paths on both sides of the street. Have already have a walking path and it is not used. People walk in the neighborhoods, not next to a busy street.
Reply2 Agree18 days ago
I live in a home that backs up to 73. People do use the walking path that connects to Blythe Landing. I see them everyday from my living room.
Reply4 Agree8 days ago
The current walking path isn't used by residents on the south of 73 because they aren't able to access the path. Crossing 73 isn't a safe option, especially for families. If there was a trail on the south side it would have a higher likelihood of being used by the Birkdale community.
Reply3 Agree6 days ago
What is the likelihood of options 2A and 2B that run through Hubbard Road? Seems to make more sense just to widen existing Highway 73. What are impacts to residents on Hubbard Road? February 5 meeting was a waste of time. All residents on any road that will be impacted need a formal presentation, not a walk around event, where this is not enough information known by your staff to be able to address questions. We all need to hear the same thing and have your staff review the information only if they are very knowledgeable about it. This type of informal meeting where there is no presentation just alarms people when you have maps that show possible options but yet you really don't know which option you are taking and why or so it seemed. For any meetings coming up, you also need to overlay Vance Road Extension planned for 2022 that you made note of on page 1 at the bottom of your Feb. 5 meeting handout. It looks to cross over Hubbard Road in the same area as 2A and 2B so not clear as to how those will all tie in. Please include this in a more formal meeting that we can all attend. Thanks!
Reply2 Agreeone month ago
Are you putting in a noise barrier for the impact of traffic on 73 near Glenn Furness? How does one safely cross the new six-lane road at or near Glenn Furness to access Birkdale Village? Why do you need two additional lanes? Why does the median need to be so wide?

Why do you have the road running right though several neighborhoods, and through a school, and running right through Harris Teeter? Is this map accurate? If you want to make a "highway", then have it end at Beatties Ford Road and just put in 1 additional lane on each side of the street so you don't demolish all the homes and don't ruin the property value of the people who are stuck behind. Better yet, run the new road SOUTH of the lake and the current location. That is farmland and not residential!!!!!
ReplyAgree6 days ago
The potential impact area lines go through Community in Christ Lutheran church. Does that necessarily mean that building will be demolished? Or can "impact" mean something less severe? How is compensation determined when it's a church?
ReplyAgree10 days ago
How do you plan on handling the u-turns on Norman Island Dr and effectively getting in and out of the neighborhoods on this road? What are the considerations are being put in place to ensure Emergency personnel can get in and out of the neighborhood without traveling further west on 73 just to make a u-turn to travel east to local hospitals and urgent care?
ReplyAgreeone month ago
I'm concerned that the 4 Lane does not go far enough west as there is already backups that occur in afternoon rush hour on the HWY16/73 bridge. This will likely make the backups there worse. Also being at several Lincoln county rezoning meetings for developments west of HWY16 on NC73 that the intersections at St. James Church Road, the congestion is not getting better. Please consider extending the 4-lane to Ingleside Farm Road. End the west bound lane into the new proposed Ingleside Farm Road Interchange. Also start one lane east bound on the entry ramp for the new proposed Ingleside Farm Road Interchange. This area is developing fast and if 4-lane is not put in now, it will cost a lot more later on.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
Have jug handle turnoff's been considered? Where will these U-turns or turnoffs be located? Can we have a voice in the type of sound barriers that might be considered? The status of the use of "eminent domain" relating to homes located along 73 between Catawba and Blythe Landing Park.
ReplyAgreeone month ago
After attending the Cornelius Town meeting Monday night where DOT representatives were there. They did say that jug handles would be considered for the u turns. And I live in one of the homes that backs up to 73. We would prefer a full buyout. Our yards are already small. So taking from them would only create a hardship and be unsafe to live next to a 4 lane highway.
Reply4 Agree8 days ago