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Mooresville Rd (NC 3) Widening

Fast Facts

NCDOT’s Mooresville Rd (NC 3) Widening Project
Project # U-3440
Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Cabarrus
Estimated Cost: $27,220,000


The Mooresville Road/NC 3 widening project is a joint project between the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the City of Kannapolis.

The plans include widening 2.5 miles of Mooresville Rd/N.C. 3 to a four-lane “superstreet” with a median from the Kannapolis Parkway to Dale Earnhardt Blvd / Loop Road / S.R. 1691.

The superstreet concept means that intersections will not use traffic lights, but those coming from a side street and wanting to turn left onto Mooresville Rd. will have to turn right and make a U-turn.

The design also includes 5 ft sidewalks on both sides, curb and gutters, and wider outside travel lanes for bicyclists. The City of Kannapolis will be contributing $150,000 for these improvements.

According to NCDOT, the purpose of the Mooresville Rd widening project is to alleviate future congestion that will arise, in part, due to the implementation of the proposed Kannapolis Parkway.

The NCDOT held a public hearing for the project on July 9, 2013.



  • Right-of-way acquisition – January, 2014
  • Construction – June, 2015

Property Takings

The Hickory Record, reported that the project is expected to displace 32 residences and 5 businesses. The NCDOT has budgeted $9,420,000 for these (and other) property takings.

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