US 21 and Gilead Road Intersection Improvements

Fast Facts

Project # U-5114
Type: Intersection Improvements
Affected Counties: Mecklenburg
Estimated Cost: $14,725,000


The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to make intersection improvements at the intersection of U.S. 21 (Statesville Road) and Gilead Road in Huntersville (Mecklenburg County) near the Wendy’s and BP gas station. This is one of the busiest intersections in this area.

Improvements will include accommodations for bicycles and pedestrians, such as outside lanes on Statesville Road, bike lanes on Gilead Road, sidewalks, pedestrian countdown signals, and refuge islands in medians.

The new intersection will be a median U-turn intersection, which means no left turns are allowed. Instead, drivers will have the option to either travel straight, make a right turn, or make a right turn and then make a U-turn in order to travel left. This type of intersection is expected to improve traffic flow, especially in conjunction with the diverging diamond interchange anticipated at Gilead Road and I-77.


Town of Huntersville Project Overview  

Lake Norman Citizen: Huntersville, NCDOT combine plans for Exit 23, Gilead/U.S. 21 intersection

Charlotte Observer: Exit 23 project expedited, could prevent ‘incredible mess’



Project Schedule

  • Right-of-way acquisition– Underway
  • Begin construction – 2018
  • End construction – 2019

Property Takings

It is estimated that more than 45 parcels of land will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $4,150,000 for right-of-way takings. If your property will be affected, contact our team (four of whom previously worked on behalf of the NCDOT) for a free case evaluation.

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