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MOORESVILLE – While several road projects are underway or planned in the Mooresville area, the OneMooresville draft suggests 10 additional projects to accommodate growth and improve connectivity over the next two decades.

Some of the projects would require collaboration with the N.C. Department of Transportation and Iredell County for planning and funding.

Here is a look at the recommendations:


Perth Road Corridor

Corridor length: 6.1 miles

Recommended street type: Boulevard

Current traffic volume: 13,000 vehicles per day

West Mooresville and properties along Lake Norman consist mainly of less-dense single-family homes. The geography of the lake and its peninsulas limit potential north-south travel routes.

Key features and recommendations

• New bridge connecting Doolie Road and Oak Tree Road across Lake Norman.

• Residential-friendly crossings with shared-use paths for biking and walking.

• Center turn lane for safer access to neighborhoods.

• Improvements to make Fern Hill intersection a “gateway” to Mooresville for motorists coming south into town.

• Crossing enhancements at Cornelius Road, N.C. 150 and Brawley School Road.

• Intersection improvements for safer and more-efficient traffic flow at Cornelius and Brawley School roads.


Cornelius Road/Connector Road

Length of corridor: 4.7 miles

Recommended street type: Boulevard

Traffic volume: 10,000 vehicles per day

A planned new interchange at Cornelius Road and I-77 will create a key east-west connection and likely drive residential and commercial development.

Key features and recommendations

• Increases vehicle capacity to meet demand from new interchange.

• Enhanced bicycle and pedestrian connectivity with shared-use paths.

• Planting buffers.

• Intersections that accommodate bikes and pedestrians at Perth and Judas roads, I-77, U.S. 21 and N.C. 115.

• Improved intersections at Perth and Judas roads, U.S. 21 and N.C.115.

• The new interchange “will allow for better access to and from the interstate and should be treated as an important gateway into town, given that it will be the first exit off ... I-77 into Mooresville from the north.”


N.C. 115 Central

Length of corridor: 2.6 miles

Recommended street type: Major thoroughfare

Traffic volume: 12,000 vehicles per day

This section of N.C. 115 acts as a crucial north-south connection between major east-west roadways. Motorists use the corridor to access U.S. 21, N.C.150, downtown Mooresville and to travel north out of town. The stretch of N.C. 115 also is developing into an industrial area that connects with key freight corridors at Mazeppa Road and U.S. 21.

Key features and recommendations

• Increased traffic capacity to meet demand for future travel and growth, especially for freight movement.

• Enhanced pedestrian connectivity, with sidewalks along the corridor.

• Planting buffers.

• Intersections with shared-use paths at N.C. 150 and Connector Road.

• The intersection of N.C. 115 and U.S. 21 should be enhanced as a gateway into town from the north.

• Intersections at U.S. 21 and N.C. 150 should be improved as growth leads to increased traffic volume.


Mazeppa Road

Corridor length: 3 miles

Recommended street type: Boulevard/major thoroughfare

Traffic volume: 11,000 vehicles per day

Connections west to I-77 and east to N.C. 801 make Mazeppa an “ideal bridge” for freight movement and travel. The strategic corridor runs from Mazeppa’s intersection with N.C. 115 to the west and Triplett Road to the east.

Key features and recommendations

• Increased vehicle capacity to meet demand for future travel and growth, especially for freight movement.

• Enhanced pedestrian connectivity, with sidewalks along the corridor.

• Planting buffers.

• Enhanced intersection with shared-use path at Connector Road.

• The intersection at Triplett would serve as a gateway to town from the east.


N.C. 150/N.C. 152

Length of corridor: 6.1 miles

Recommended street type: Boulevard

Traffic volume: 37,000 vehicles per day

The corridor includes N.C. 152 to the east and N.C. 150 to the west, and is a primary gateway into Mooresville from the east. It also connects with growing business and industrial areas to the north side of Mooresville. A growing number of residential areas also use the corridor.

Key features, recommendations

• Shared-use path along with a four-lane road section for increased capacity for future growth.

• Improvements that would turn the Teeter Road intersection into a gateway to town from the east.

• Enhanced intersections for safety and connectivity at N.C. 115, N.C. 801, Landis Highway and Teeter Road.

• Recommended sidewalk and protected bike lanes.


Teeter Road

Length of corridor: 3.3 miles

Recommended street type: Minor thoroughfare

Traffic volume: 900 vehicles per day

Teeter Road is on the southeastern side of the Mooresville planning area and is largely rural, but is primed for future residential development and has the potential to become a regional connection between Iredell and Rowan counties.

Key features and recommendations

• Extend Teeter Road to meet Rocky River Road at N.C. 3.

• Straighten the existing road to improve safety.

• Create a center turn lane, which will allow for safer access for future single-family residential developments.

• Add bike lanes, with possible buffers to protect cyclists from vehicles.

• Improve the intersection at N.C.152 as a gateway into town from the east.

• Create shared-use paths at the intersections with N.C. 3 and N.C. 152.

• Improvements at the intersections at N.C. 3, Linwood Road and N.C. 152 as traffic volume increases.


N.C. 3

Length of section: 5 miles

Recommended street type: Boulevard

Traffic volume: 11,000 per day

N.C. 3 is designated as an element in one of three possible routes for a proposed North-South Parkway from Mooresville to Huntersville. The corridor also provides a connection to I-85 to the east and is heavily traveled by commuters. The corridor study area begins at the edge of the planning boundary and continues into town to Hedgewood Drive.

Key features and recommendations

• Create a four-lane divided roadway.

• Include bike lanes and sidewalks to link to the Dye Creek/Bellingham Greenway to the east.

• Create a gateway, with landscaped median, to signal entry into Mooresville and Iredell County.

• Enhanced bicycle and pedestrian paths at Johnson Dairy and Rocky River roads.

• Improvements at the intersection with Rocky River Road.


Shearers Road

Length of section: 3.8 miles

Recommended street type: Minor thoroughfare

Traffic volume: 11,000 vehicles per day

Shearers Road also is one of three possible alignments for the North-South Parkway. The corridor also provides an alternate north-south route from I-77. The corridor study begins at the edge of the planning boundary, ends at Timber Road and intersects with a future East-West Connector.

Key features and recommendations

• Enhance bicycle and pedestrian connectivity with sidewalks and protected on-street bike lanes.

• Include planting buffers.

• Create a gateway for drivers entering Mooresville from Davidson to the south.

• Improve intersections, including shared-use paths, at intersections with Timber, Rocky River, Johnson Dairy and Presbyterian roads.


N.C. 115 South

Length of section: 4.1 miles

Recommended street type: Major thoroughfare

Traffic volume: 13,000 vehicles per day

This southern section of N.C. 115 is a gateway to Mooresville from the south and is a connector to Mecklenburg County.

Key features and recommendations

• Due to right-of-way limitations because of the Norfolk Southern rail line that runs along the side of the road, the section likely would continue as a two-lane road, with a shared-use path added on the opposite side of the highway.

• Improve intersections at the planned East-West Connector, and Langtree, Faith, Fairview and Timber roads.

• Create a gateway from the south at the southern end of the stretch.


Langtree Road

Length of section: 1.7 miles

Recommended street type: Boulevard/minor thoroughfare

Traffic volume: 8,900 vehicles per day

Exit 31 is the southernmost I-77 exit in the Mooresville planning area. Traffic volume continues to increase as southern Mooresville grows. The corridor runs from N.C. 115 to the east, over I-77 and ends at Pin Oak Lane to the west. The Lowe’s Home Improvement corporate office is off Langtree Road.

Key features and recommendations

• Widen to a six-lane divided roadway west of the Lowe’s campus.

• Install a landscaped median as a gateway to Mooresville.

• Include sidewalks that connect to N.C. 115 and cross I-77.

• Improve intersections at the future East-West Connector and N.C. 115.

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