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Three transportation projects for the Town of Mooresville have received a boost in funding, after the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) awarded $56.6 million throughout Mecklenburg, Iredell and Union counties to support transportation planning initiatives during their July 17 board meeting.
Cami Weckerly, the Town’s Transportation Engineer, and Erika Martin, Transportation Planner, collaborated to secure the CRTPO funding after the agency advertised available funding for shortfall projects, or projects that had increases in their cost estimation.
“If we didn’t get the funding for the overages on these projects, we would have had to use local funding, or the projects could have stopped altogether,” said Weckerly. “This was a really good opportunity that we took advantage of, so we wouldn’t have to use 100% local funds.”
The funding will be used at the N.C. 150 and N.C. 115 intersection, the intersection of N.C. 801 and N.C. 150, and the Dye Creek Greenway, which will connect from Bellingham Park to Johnson Dairy Road.
Construction is currently underway for the N.C. 150 and N.C. 115 intersection, which is being enhanced with new right turn lanes on the westbound and southbound legs of the intersection. CRTPO awarded an additional $1.21 million towards the estimated $3.4 million total project cost.
The construction contract for the intersection of N.C. 801 and N.C. 150 was recently awarded and the work to begin adding new left lanes on all legs of the intersection will start mid-August. To assist with the construction costs, CRTPO gave an additional $2.32 million for approximately $4.9 million in total project cost.
The Dye Creek Greenway project was additionally awarded a little over $3 million towards the estimated $4.4 million greenway. The project is currently nearing the end of its right-of-way acquisition phase.