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

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

​Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
have been suspended.


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 crashes; 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 relieve current and future congestion. 


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Public Involvement


Public Meetings

A public meeting was held on March 14, 2019.






Thursday  -  March 14, 2019

Weddington United Methodist Church - Helms Hall

13901 Providence Road



4 p.m. - 7 p.m. 


A copy of the handout distributed at the meeting can be viewed or downloaded from the Documents section below.



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]

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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