CHARLOTTE – The N.C. Department of Transportation has scheduled a citizen workshop on Tuesday, May 21 to discuss improvements for Independence Boulevard (U.S. 74) between Albemarle Road and Wallace Lane. The $51.2 million project started last month to convert 1.6 miles of Independence Boulevard to a median-divided eight-lane roadway. Interchanges will be constructed at Sharon Amity Road, Idlewild Road, and Conference Drive. The project also includes extension of the existing CATS (Charlotte Area Transit System) busway, and accommodations for future transit service.
The workshop is being held to present the final design of the project, construction phasing, and pedestrian access during construction. The project is scheduled to be completed in October 2016.
NCDOT will hold the workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. at Independence Regional Library located at 6000 Conference Drive. Interested individuals may attend any time during those hours. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments. There will not be a formal presentation at the meeting.
For additional information, contact Jen Thompson, NCDOT Division 10 Communications Officer, at (704) 596-6900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or NCDOT Division 10 Resident Engineer Nat Hunter, P.E., at (704) 845-1151 or at email@example.com. Project details are also online at the “U.S. 74 Widening and Improvements” project page (U-209B).
NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in this workshop. Anyone requiring special services should contact Ms. Thompson as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.