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On September 1, 2016, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) held a public meeting at Huntersville Town Hall (101 Huntersville-Concord Rd.) to inform officials and the public about two proposed transportation projects (STIP Nos.I-5714 & U-5114). Both projects propose non-traditional intersections, which have greater capacity than traditional intersection designs.

Representatives spoke about a proposed project to upgrade the interchange on I-77 at exit 23 on Gilead Rd. to a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) (STIP No. I-5714). The purpose of the DDI is to reduce delay and congestion. This DDI is unique because it involves the construction of an additional bridge that will run parallel to the existing bridge on I-77 at Gilead Rd. Click here to view how the DDI works

Representatives were also on hand at the meeting to educate the public about proposed improvements at U.S. 21 (Statesville Rd.) and Gilead Rd. (STIP No. U-5114). Improvements will include a median U-turn design in addition to bicycle and pedestrian accommodations. The median U-turn design prohibits motorists from making left turns at intersections. More information on this project can be found here.

Click the link to view the PowerPoint presented at the meeting and the handout distributed at the meeting.

Public Comment

Public feedback is important to the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Please complete the public comment forms if you have any comments or concerns on transportation issues related to the proposed improvements along Gilead Road. Please be sure to indicate which project you are commenting on. Public comment sheets can be mailed to Attn: Diane Wilson, NCDOT-PDEA, Human Environment Section, 1598 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1598. All comments must be received by October 7, 2016.

Should you wish to learn more information or express any other comments or concerns about these projects, contact the following Project Managers listed below.

Ms. Beverly Robinson
I-5714 AND U-5114 (Exit 23 Diverging Diamond Project and US 21/Gilead Project)

NC Department of Transportation
Project Development and
Environmental Analysis Unit
1548 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
(919) 707-6041

Mr. Keith Lewis
I-5714 (Exit 23 Diverging Diamond Project)

VHB Engineering NC, P.C.
4000 WestChase Blvd., Suite 530
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 334-5619

Ms. Nikki Honeycutt
U-5114 (US 21/Gilead Project)

STV Engineers, Inc
900 W. Trade Street, Suite 715
Charlotte, NC 28202
(704) 816-2512



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