U-5769: N.C. 16 (Providence Road)

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to make improvements to N.C. 16 (Providence Road South) between Rea Road and Waxhaw Parkway.  Improvements proposed include widening N.C. 16 to a four-lane divided facility with a combination of conventional and superstreet typical sections.  The purpose of these proposed improvements are to relieve congestion and improve traffic operations; reduce congestion-related accidents; and improve safety as traffic volumes increase.

This project is included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as Project Number U-5769 and is the continuation of the four-lane, divided portion of N.C. 16 (Providence Road South) north of Rea Road.   Widening of the roadway will promote safety, traffic operations, and reliece current and future congestion. 

Vicinity Map:


Public Involvement


Public Meetings

Public Meetings are scheduled in October 2018 to gather feedback on conceptual designs, additional meetings are planned during the Spring of 2019.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 PM


Weddington United

Methodist Church

Helms Hall

13901 Providence Road




  March 14, 2019

 Weddington United Methodist       Church- Helms Hall

13901 Providence Roa


  Begin Time

  4 p.m.

  End Time

  7 p.m.


 Comment   Period

  March 14 - March 29, 2019

  Project               Contact           

  Travis Preslar

  12033 East Independence Boulevard

   Suite H

   Matthews, NC  28105



  (704) 845-1151


Public Meeting Maps:

U-5769 Public Meeting Maps

Project Funding

 This project is listed as Project U-5769 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program  (STIP).



 Estimated Amount*

   Property Acquisition

 $  23.8 million

   Construction Costs

 $  58.7 million

   Total Cost

 $ 82.5 million

* Estimated costs are subject to change. Based on NCDOT STIP.

Project Timeline



  Right-of-Way acquisition begins


  Construction begins


* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change



Travis Preslar, PE

Project Manager
NCDOT Division 10
[email protected]


Andy Abernathy, PE

Project Manager - Consultant
HDR Engineering Inc.
[email protected]


Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  


Relocation Assistance Brochure                                                 Asistencia para Reubicación      
Right-of-Way Acquisition Process Brochure                             Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

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