NCDOT Discusses Old Monroe Rd. Widening Project

INDIAN TRAIL, NC — Neighbors spoke out Tuesday night about a long-anticipated road widening project south of Charlotte. NCDOT met with residents in Indian Trail to talk about plans for Old Monroe Road.

The road will be widened to four lanes starting in downtown Matthews, where it’s known as East John Street. The widening will extend six and a half miles south, and end near Sun Valley High School in Union County.

Construction on the nearly $90 million project is expected to start in 2021.

WCCB’s Charlotte’s Marvin Beach spoke to the NCDOT and neighbors who are upset about losing land for the project.

NCDOT Division Engineer, Scott Cole says, “We are in final design now and we will begin right of way acquisition in the late spring of next year.”

Indian Trail residents like Beverly Jones however, say they are not not happy about losing chunks of their land.

“It’s going to be taking a lot of our property. And the property was left to grandchildren and nieces and nephews and we do not want our property messed up,” says Jones.

NCDOT says this project will improve traffic flow, reduce delays, and add improvements for bicyclists and pedestrians.