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 at Troutman Town Hall (400 N. Eastway Dr, Troutman) to present project maps and receive public input.


Public Meeting Handout



Public Meeting Maps

Meeting Map 1

Meeting Map 2


Summary of Comments Received, Responses and all documents presented May 2, 2019

Comment summary


Project History

R-2522 was initially investigated as part of the Town of Troutman’s  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 U.S. 21 / N.C. 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  as a starting point, three alternatives have been developed for evaluation as part of the ongoing studies.


Alternative 1 (concept developed for U.S. 21/N.C. 115 Corridor Study)

Alternative 1 is the concept developed as part of the U.S. 21 / N.C. 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 U.S. 21 and provides a multi-use path in the median.


Alternative 2 (concept developed for U.S. 21/N.C. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. 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.  





   Total Cost

  $ 34,800,000

* Estimated costs are subject to change

Project Timeline 



  Public Meeting 

   May 2, 2019 

  Preliminary Design


  Final Environmental Document

   Summer 2028 

  Right-of-Way Acquisition




* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Comments

The public comment period closed on May 16, 2019 for information presented at the May 2, 2019 public meeting. 

NCDOT takes comment throughout the project development process. 

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

Project Contact Information:

Bryan Sowell, PE

NCDOT Division 12 Project Manager

P.O. Box 47

Shelby, NC 2815

(980) 552-4221

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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.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

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