US 74 Widening
NCDOT TIP # U-5764
Project Type: Road Widening
Affected Counties: Union
Estimated Cost: $ 18,622,000
As part of a larger effort to upgrade the heavily traveled US 74 corridor, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to widen a 3.9-mile stretch of US 74 from Secrest Shortcut Road to Rocky River Road at the western end of the City of Monroe. Currently this stretch is a four-lane, median-divided highway.
The four-lane road will become six lanes with a median, curb, gutter, bike lanes, and sidewalks.
Because US 74 is a heavily traveled corridor with commercial, social, and recreational uses, these changes are part of a larger effort to try to reduce traffic congestion and improve safety, as well as plan for increased levels of traffic in the future. Changes will also allow for improved pedestrian safety by creating shorter and more frequent crosswalks. The bike lanes are designed to allow for a more accommodating commute for bicyclists with more space between car lanes and pedestrian sidewalks.
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.
- U.S. 74 Proposed Widening from Dickerson Boulevard to Rocky River Road
- US 74 Widening Project
- Proposed Widening of U.S. 74 (Dickerson Boulevard to Rocky River Road)
- Right-of-way acquisition – 2019
- Start Construction – 2021
- End Construction – 2023
It is estimated that more than 85 parcels of property will be impacted by this project. Currently the NCDOT has set aside $1,000,000 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.