Rea Road Widening and Extension
Project # U-3467
Type: Road widening and extension
Affected Counties: Union
Estimated Cost: $72,748,000
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) will extend Rea Road 1.7 miles east from NC 16 (Providence Road) to NC 84 (Weddington Road) near Twelve Mile Creek Road in Weddington. A 2.7-mile section of NC 84 from its connection with the new Rea Road Extension to Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road in Wesley Chapel will be widened from two to four lanes.
These changes are deemed necessary to help improve mobility and safety as well as add capacity for more traffic. Westbound travelers on NC 84 to Rea Road must currently follow a longer indirect route. Currently, they must turn left onto NC 16 for about three-quarters of a mile and then turn right onto Rea Road. The roadway extension and widening would help improve travel by providing a more direct link between western Union County and Charlotte/Mecklenburg County as well as an alternate route to I-485 and Charlotte. The proposed project would also provide additional capacity on NC 84 in the project area as traffic is expected to exceed capacity on NC 84 by 2035.
The corridor will be constructed in a boulevard-style with 12-foot inside travel lanes, 14-foot outside lanes to accommodate bicyclists, sidewalks, and a 23-foot raised grass median.
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2017
- Start Construction – 2019
- End Construction – 2021
It is estimated that more than 60 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently, the NCDOT has set aside $10,700,000 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.