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Rea Road Widening and Extension

Fast Facts

Project # U-3467
Type: Road widening and extension
Affected Counties: Union
Estimated Cost: $52,534,000


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will 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. A 2.7-mile section of N.C. 84 from its connection with the new Rea Road Extension to Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road in Wesley Chapel will be widened from two to four lanes.

These changes are deemed necessary to help improve mobility and safety as well as add capacity for more traffic. Westbound travelers on N.C. 84 to Rea Road must currently follow a longer indirect route. Currently, they must turn left onto N.C. 16 for about three-quarters of a mile, and then turn right onto Rea Road. The roadway extension and widening would help improve travel by providing a more direct link between western Union County and Charlotte/Mecklenburg County as well as an alternate route to I-485 and Charlotte. The proposed project would also provide additional capacity on N.C. 84 in the project area as traffic is expected to exceed capacity on N.C. 84 by 2035.

The corridor will be constructed in a boulevard style with 12-foot inside travel lanes, 14-foot outside lanes to accommodate bicyclists, sidewalks, and a 23-foot raised grass median.



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Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition - 2017
  • Start Construction - 2019
  • End Construction - TBD

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 60 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $10,700,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys (two of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.


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