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R-2522: U.S. 21 (N. Main Street) Improvements

R-2522: U.S. 21 (N. Main Street) Improvements

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to widen approximately 1.7 miles of U.S. 21 (N. Main Street) from Cedar Lane (S.R. 2005) in the town of Troutman to Barium Lane (S.R. 1336) in Barium Springs, Iredell County.


Vicinity Map:

 

 

Purpose and Need:

The purpose of the project is to improve safety along U.S. 21 (N. Main Street) while providing additional vehicular capacity and enhancing bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. The proposed project will address the mobility needs of current and future tra?c conditions without compromising the character of Troutman.

Project Overview:

The proposed Build Alternative would create four travel lanes along the existing corridor by converting the existing roadway to two southbound lanes, converting the existing Eastway Drive between Winecoff Street and Old Murdoch Road to two northbound lanes, and constructing two new northbound lanes from Old Murdoch Road to Barium Lane. The project also proposes to reconfigure the existing U.S. 21 intersections with Wagner Street and Church Street by constructing a modified roundabout facility—referred to as a “peanut roundabout”—because of its shape.

 

 

Public Involvement

 

Public Meetings:

A public meeting was held on May 2, 2019 to present project maps and recieve public input.

  Date

 

   Thursday, May 2

Troutman Town Hall

400 N. Eastway Drive

Troutman, 28166    

  Begin Time

 4 p.m.

  End Time

 7 p.m.

   

Public Meeting Handout:

Handout

 

Public Meeting Maps:

Meeting Map 1

Meeting Map 2

 

Project History:

R-2522 was initially investigated as part of the Town of Troutman’s US 21 / NC 115 Corridor Study which was approved by the Town in July 2017.   It was the intent of that study to be used as a starting point and guide for R-2522 as it investigated widening US 21 / NC 115 to a multi-lane section through Troutman. 

 

In November 2016, NCDOT began the environmental planning studies for R-2522.   Using the foundation of the US 21 / NC 115 Corridor Study as a starting point, three alternatives have been developed for evaluation as part of the ongoing studies.

 

Alternative 1 (concept developed for US 21/NC 115 Corridor Study)

Alternative 1 is the concept developed as part of the US 21 / NC 115 Corridor Study approved by the Town of Troutman in July 2017.  This corridor study extended from Westmoreland Road, east of I-77 and extended to Barium Lane in Barium Springs.  It also proposed  a realignment of Wagner Street near downtown Troutman. Alternative 1 utilizes N. Eastway Drive as the northbound lanes of US 21 and provides a multi-use path in the median.

 

Alternative 2 (concept developed for US 21/NC 115 Corridor Study but modified to match project limits of R-2522)

Alternative 2 is a modification of Alternative 1 to more closely match the project limits of R-2522 as described in the State Transportation Improvement Program, Cedar Lane in Troutman to Barium Lane in Barium Springs. Similar to Alternative 1, Alternative 2 utilizes N. Eastway Drive as the northbound lanes of US 21 and provides a multi-use path in the median.

 

Alternative 3 (Proposed Alternative)

Alternative 3 also utilizes the existing N. Eastway Drive as the northbound lanes but provides a multi-use path on the east side of the roadway instead of the median as proposed in Alternatives 1 & 2.  Alternative 3 also includes improvements to the US 21 / Wagner Street / W. Church Street / E. Church Street intersection by replacing the traditional type of intersections with a Peanut Roundabout which will allow traffic to travel through this intersection safely and more efficiently.

Project Funding: 

This project is listed as Project No. R-2522 in the N.C. Department of Transportation's State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and is funded for $34.8 million.  

 

 

 Estimated Amount*

 

   Total Cost

  $ 34,800,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change

Project Timeline: 

 Milestone

    Date*

  Public Meeting 

     May 2, 2019

  Preliminary Design      Spring 2019
  Final Environmental Document      Fall 2019
  Right-of-Way Aquisition      Summer 2021
  Construction      Summer 2023

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments:

The public comment period closed on May 16, 2019. 

All comments will be taken into consideration as the project progresses.

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Project Contact Information:

Bryan Sowell, PE

NCDOT Division 12 Project Manager  

P.O. Box 47   

Shelby, NC 28151  

[email protected] 

(980) 552-4221      

RESOURCES FOR PROPERTY OWNERS 


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