NC 273 Widening
Affected Counties: Gaston
Estimated Cost: $16.25 million
NC 273 widening project proposes to widen approximately 1.3 miles of NC 273 (South Main Street) from Tuckaseege Road (at Beatty Drive) to Highland Street (at A&E Drive) in Mount Holly.
The proposed project will make this stretch of NC 273 a four-lane, median-divided “super street” – meaning it will eliminate the left turn from a side street onto the main street and require vehicles that want to turn left to make a right turn and U-turn instead. The goal is to achieve a more efficient traffic flow and limit the number of left turns to major intersections.
The proposed design also includes making the road more bicycle-friendly by adding wider outside travel lanes and providing sidewalks for pedestrians.
The total projected cost for this project is: $16.25 million.
April 2013: The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced an informal Design Public Hearing for the project on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Mount Holly Citizens Center, located at 400 East Central Avenue. Click here for more info.
- Construction Start Date: 07/2015
- Construction End Date: TBA
The NCDOT has allotted $3.85 million to right-of-way takings and they are scheduled to begin in November of 2013.
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