Oates Road and Midnight Lane Widening
NCDOT TIP # U-5816
Project Type: Road widening
Affected Counties: Iredell
Estimated Cost: $ 10,698,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to connect SR 1474 (Bluefield Road) to US 21 (Charlotte Highway), a little north of Exit 36. It plans to connect these roads by constructing a bridge over I-77 that would connect Oates Road to Midnight Lane, and will also widen the resulting 1.5-mile strip of road.
Primarily, the road would be widened to three lanes, but in some parts, it will be widened to five lanes. The road improvement would also include sidewalks, wider bike lanes, gutters, curbs, and additional traffic lights.
The primary purpose of the construction project is to help ease traffic congestion and improve pedestrian and driver safety. However, many residents and businesses along the affected area will likely be subject to an eminent domain taking of their property.
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- NCDOT Seeks Input on Mooresville Connector Over I-77
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- Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
- Start Construction – 2021
- End Construction – 2023
It is estimated that more than 40 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $2,500,000 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.