Derita Road Widening
NCDOT TIP # U-4910
Project Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Cabarrus
Estimated Cost: $ 20,912,846
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and Cabarrus Rowan Metropolitan Planning Organization (CRMPO) plan to widen Derita Road (SR 1445) in Concord, North Carolina.
The approximately 2.6 mile section in question begins at the intersection with Poplar Tent Road (SR 1394) extends to Concord Mills Boulevard (SR 2894). It will be four lanes with a 23 foot median and 14-foot lanes to accommodate bicycles.
Supporters hope this project will improve traffic flow, access to Concord Regional Airport and the Concord Mills Mall, and the safety of many intersections. However, there are some concerns about the potential impacts on the area’s infrastructure.
In Concord, this project and other expansions will affect businesses, land, and home owners. The NCDOT will need 105 feet in width to accommodate the changes – 13.16 acres total.
This project is being built in two sections:
- U-4910A begins at Poplar Tent Road and extends to the intersection with Aviation Boulevard.
- U-4910B will finish the widening from where section A left off and extend to Concord Mills Blvd.
- Independent Tribune: “Road widening makes airport seek expansion“
- WSOCTV: “Concord leaders want funding for $14M I-85 improvement project“
For maps of the project, see the NCDOT’s categorical exclusion (pages 26 – 31).
Right-Of-Way (ROW) takings are currently underway and construction will likely begin in 2016.
More than 50 parcels of land will be affected by this project. On the B-section, 36 parcels are being affected, which have 30 owners. On the A-section, 16 parcels are being affected, which have 13 owners.
Currently the DOT has set aside $3,100,000 for right-of-way takings. However, they are delaying construction to allow for additional time for the right-of-way takings.
If your property will be affected, contact one of our attorneys for a free case evaluation.