NC 150 Road Widening
Project # R-2307B
Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell
Estimated Cost: $104,100,000
The NCDOT plans to widen the roughly 15-mile stretch of NC 150 from Mooresville to north of Denver. The project will commence in two phases – R-2307A and B. This page highlights phase B.
Phase B will widen to 4 lanes, a seven-mile section from Harvel Road eastward to just west of the US 21 overpass in Mooresville. (Because funding has been earmarked first for Phase B, that phase will be completed before Phase A.)
The NCDOT will widen the roadway to two lanes in each direction with a raised median-divided superstreet design.
North Carolina is adopting more superstreet designs as the state endeavors to improve heavily traveled roads to try to help alleviate traffic congestion and auto accidents. According to the NCDOT, superstreets have proven to help traffic flow more smoothly and reduce accidents by a significant amount. The design redirects left turns from side streets onto the main street, and no left turns are allowed. Rather, cars must turn right first and then make a U-turn in the designated area, as shown in the diagram below.
- Right-of-way acquisition – Summer 2017
- Start Construction – 2019
- End Construction – 2022
It is estimated that more than 270 parcels of property will be impacted by both the A and B sections of the project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $13,600,000 for right-of-way takings for section B only. 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.