CONCORD, N.C. – The North Carolina Department of Transportation wants to hear from the public regarding a $168 million project that would widen a major highway in Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties.
NCDOT officials say there are several purposes for widening N.C. 73 from Davidson-Concord Road to U.S. 29, also known as Concord Parkway North:
- Increase mobility between Davidson-Concord Road and I-85 between U.S. 29 and I-85
- Reduce congestion at the intersections
- Improve traffic along N.C. 73
- Provide bicycle and pedestrian facilities (sidewalks, multi-use paths, and bike lanes)
The meeting is set for Monday, January 27 at Connect Christian Church from 4-7 p.m. Although no formal presentation will be made about the 14-mile stretch of construction, community members are encouraged to attend the meeting at any time. Officials say they will introduce and inform the public about the project as well as gather input on designs. Construction is expected to begin summer 2023.
January 2020 Public Meeting Maps for N.C. 73 Improvements (Mecklenburg and Cabarruss):
- Public Meeting Map 1 -- Davidson Concord to Summers Walk
- Public Meeting Map 2 -- Summers Walk to Wellington Chase
- Public Meeting Map 3 -- Wellington Chase to East of Reservoir
- Public Meeting Map 4 -- East of Reservoir to Rural Drive
- Public Meeting Map 5 -- Rural Drive to U.S. Highway 29
The last day to submit written comments about the project is February 10, 2020. Comments can be shared during the meeting or can be submitted via phone or email by February 10, 2020. For more information, visit the NCDOT website.