NCDOT meetings: Hwy. 73 widening is a step closer

Nov. 8. NCDOT is holding two public meetings to discuss Hwy. 73 improvements on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at Lake Norman Baptist Church, located at 7921 Sam Furr Road in Huntersville.

Total cost:  $302 million.

Five separate projects between NC 16 in Lincoln County and US 29 in Cabarrus County are planned as well as improving the Hwy. 73/I-77 interchange.

The first project (R-2632AB) involves widening N.C. 73 (Sam Furr Road) from N.C. 115 (Old Statesville Road) to Davidson-Concord Road in Mecklenburg County. Improvements would also include providing bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

The second project (R-5706) involves widening 73 from Davidson-Concord Road in Mecklenburg to 29 in Cabarrus County and would include multiuse paths for bicycles and pedestrians from Davidson-Concord Road to Interstate 85, and bicycle lanes and sidewalks from I-85 to 29.

The project is divided into two sections that have separate right of way and construction schedules but are being evaluated under one environmental document.

Section A would widen N.C. 73 from east of Davidson-Concord Road to east of Poplar Tent Road near the Mecklenburg/Cabarrus county line.

Section B would widen N.C. 73 from east of Poplar Tent Road to U.S. 29 in Cabarrus County.

The first drop-in style session will take place from 2 pm to 4 pm; the second from 5 pm to 7 pm.


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