The following is a news release from the North Carolina Department of Transportation:
Several intersections along U.S. 74 in Indian Trail will undergo some changes as part of a $9.5 million project that will get underway June 20, weather permitting.
The project includes converting four full-movement, signalized intersections to superstreets, a type of intersection where side-street traffic is redirected from going straight through or left at a divided highway intersection.
Instead, all side- street traffic must turn right, but can then safely access a U-turn to proceed in the desired direction.This design improves safety by reducing the chance for intersection crashes,and decreases travel time because of simplified traffic signal timing.
The intersections are located along U.S. 74 at Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road/Sardis Church Road, Faith Church Road, Unionville-Indian Trail Road, and Indian Trail/Indian Trail-Fairview Road.
The contractor, Sealand Contractors Corp., will be permitted to close lanes on U.S. 74 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. The contract will also restrict lane closures during holidays and special events in Charlotte that may generate heavier traffic.
The project is scheduled for completion in November 2018.