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C-5621: U.S. 21 Statesville Road and Catawba Avenue

C-5621: U.S. 21 Statesville Road and Catawba Avenue

Preliminary Engineering Activities for this project
have been suspended.


The N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to add additional lanes on Catawba Avenue from U.S. 21/ Statesville Road to Ferry Street, and along U.S. 21/ Statesville Road/ Holiday Lane to improve traffic operations at the existing U.S. 21 (Statesville Road) and Catawba Avenue intersection in Cornelius.

This project is included in the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) as Project Number C-5621.


Vicinity Map:


Project Need:

The project area has experienced notable growth and development, leading to increased traffic volumes and congestion. Existing (2016) traffic volumes along Catawba Avenue and U.S. 21 (Statesville Road) in the project area are approximately 30,000 and 15,000 vehicles per day, respectively. Future (2040) traffic volumes along Catawba Avenue are projected to exceed 45,000 vehicles per day.


Project History:

The N.C. Department of Transportation evaluated four design options. These options included a roundabout, a quadrant intersection, a continuous flow intersection (CFI), and dual roundabouts. Based on a review of impacts associated with each option, and in coordination with the Town of Cornelius and neighborhoods adjacent to the project, the dual roundabout option was selected as the preferred alternative.

Public Involvement


Public Meetings:

A public meeting was held on October 10, 2018 at Cornelius Town Hall.

Public Meeting Maps and Documents:

C-5621-Public Meeting Map

C-5621-Public Meeting Handout

C-5621-Public Meeting Boards

Project Timeline




  Preferred Alternative Selection      

  Fall 2018

  Environmental Documentation Complete

  Fall 2018

  Right-of-Way acquisition begins

  Spring 2019

  Construction begins

  Summer 2020

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change



Sean Epperson

NCDOT Project Team Lead
NCDOT Division 10
[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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