Project Schedule: 

Milestone

Date*

Project Start

January 2019 

Project Newsletter

October 2020 

Environmental Document / Notification of Preferred Alternative 

April 2021 

Begin Right-of-Way 

Spring 2022 

Begin Construction

Spring 2023 

* Future dates are preliminary and subject to change

Project Alternatives:

NCDOT is evaluating two alternatives with varying options and one rail siding extension alternative.  All the alternatives described below include a grade separation at N.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway). Existing at-grade crossings proposed for closure include Hector Road and Helms Road.

By clicking on the icon () on the top of the map set below, you will have the option of turning on/off individual alternatives for ease of viewing. (Clicking on the icon a second time will minimize the selection screen) 

 

 

 

Alternative 1, Option A (Modified) - Selected

Construct a grade separated bridge over N.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) and extend existing Helms Road east on new location roadway. The new roadway would provide access from N.C. 75 to Waxhaw Marvin Road.

A roundabout is included in the design at the intersection of Waxhaw Marvin Road and Helms Road. View/Download Map Here. 

 

Alternative 1, Option B

Construct a grade separated bridge on N.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) over the railroad and extend   existing Helms Road east on new location roadway.

This alternative differs slightly from Alternative 1, Option A as it constructs the new location roadway toward the east and includes a loop to access the new roadway.

This alternative would provide access from N.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) to Waxhaw Marvin Road to Waxhaw Marvin Road.

A roundabout is included in the design at intersection of Waxhaw Marvin Road and Helms Road. View/Download Map Here.

 

Alternative 1, Option C

Construct a grade separated bridge on N.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) over the railroad and extend existing Helms Road east on new location roadway.

This alternative is similar to the previous alternatives but is located further east. 

This alternative would provide access from N.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) to Waxhaw Marvin Road to Waxhaw Marvin Road.

A roundabout is included in the design at intersection of Waxhaw Marvin Road and Helms Road. View/Download Map Here.

 

Alternative 2, Option A

Construct a grade separated bridge on N.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) over the railroad and will not  included an extension of Helms Road. A new location roadway would be constructed from N.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) to Waxhaw Marvin Road.

A roundabout is included in the design at intersection of Waxhaw Marvin Road and Helms Road. View/Download Map Here.

 

Alternative 2, Option B

Construct a grade separated bridge on N.C. 75 (Waxhaw Highway) over the railroad and will not included an extension of Helms Road. A new location roadway would be constructed from N.C. 75 to Waxhaw Marvin Road.

A roundabout is included in the design at Waxhaw Marvin Road. View/Download Map Here. 

 

Rail Siding Extension

Proposed to be constructed parallel to the existing rail line. It will be approximately 4,660 feet long. The siding will begin in North Carolina, 860 feet from the North and South Carolina border and end 3,800 feet into South Carolina near Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.

This siding extension will allow for stopped trains to move away from the active rail line and prevent rail congestion. View/Download Map Here.

Proposed Project Cross Sections:

Bridge Cross Section 

 

 

Helms Road Cross Section 

 

 

Waxhaw Marvin Road Cross Section 

 

 

Waxhaw Parkway Highway Cross Section 

 

 

Potential Impacts to Human and Natural Resources for Each Alternative*:

 

Alt. 1, Option A (Modified)

Alt. 1, Option B

Alt. 1, Option C

Alt. 2, Option A

Alt. 2, Option B

Rail Siding Extension

Residential Relocations

15

8

9

2

1

0

Business Relocations

0

1

0

0

1

0

Disadvantaged Populations

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities

Positive effect

Positive effect

Positive effect

Positive effect

Positive effect

Positive effect

Community Services

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

Protected Species

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

No effect

Cultural Resources

No effect

1 cemetary

No effect

1 cemetary

No effect

No effect

Stream (linear feet)

0 ft.

0 ft.

0 ft.

490 ft.

977 ft.

77 ft.

Wetlands (acres)

0 ac.

0 ac.

0 ac.

.10 ac.

.14 ac.

0 ac.

* Impacts to these resources are considered during selection of the preferred alternative

Project Funding:

This project is listed as Project P-5748 in the N.C. Department of Transportation’s State Transportation Improvement Program and is funded for $26.3 million.

 

Alt. 1, Option A (Modified) 

Alt. 1, Option B

Alt. 1, Option C

Alt. 2, Option A

Alt. 2, Option B

Rail Siding Extension

Construction Costs

$13.4m

$15.8m$16.5m$12.3m$15.1m$5.4m

* NCDOT, September 2020. Costs are  preliminary and subject to change. Costs do not include right-of-way or utility costs.

Project Comments:

Due to Covid-19, NCDOT has suspended in-person meetings until further notice.

 

The public is encouraged to leave any questions or comments using this website or the project email or phone number.

Project email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (855) 925-2801 enter project code 8677

 

 


 

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Project Contacts:

Anamika Laad, AICP, CTP

NCDOT Rail Project Manager

(919) 707-4705

Teresa Hart, PE, CPM

Consultant Project Manager (JMT)

(984) 269-4918

Project Email Address: [email protected]input.com

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