Below is a list of all active Town projects or other significant public projects within the Town limits that we may have information about. Large-scale and/or long-term Town projects are typically managed by the Town Engineer and inspected by Public Works staff. For questions or comments regarding any of these projects, please contact the Town Engineer, Steve Frey, PE at 704-545-9726.
BEAVER DAM LANE CULVERT REPLACEMENT PROJECT
January 2017: The Beaver Dam Lane culvert replacement project was completed in November 2016, right on schedule (100 days from construction start) and exactly on budget ($495,000), despite being delayed initially by an unknown utility conflict at the beginning. The new culvert is anticipated to serve the Town for many decades and will improve the environmental quality of Irvins Creek. The bottomless arch culvert allows for the natural passage of fish, insects, and wildlife along the stream where the former round pipes did not. Additionally, the new guardrails will provide a level of traffic safety that was not previously present.
Since the construction was completed in late fall, the surrounding grass areas will likely not take root to the desired level until the spring. The Town will monitor the area and ensure that grass is growing in the upcoming spring season.
PROPOSED ATHLETIC PARK ON BRIEF ROAD
The Town is actively expanding its sidewalk network based on recommendations in the 2011 Pedestrian Master Plan. The first batch of sidewalks were constructed in phases from 2013 to 2015. The next batch of sidewalks are currently in design and expected to begin construction in 2017. The next general locations for sidewalk are (in no particular order):
Idlewild Road from Morning Star Drive to Matthews-Mint Hill Road (NC51)
Matthews-Mint HIll Road (NC51) to Lebanon Road
Lebanon Road from Morris Park Drive to Matthews-Mint HIll Road (NC51)
Matthews-Mint HIll Road (NC51) from Lebanon Road to Quail Ridge Drive
Lawyers Road from Matthews-Mint Hill road (NC51) to the entrance of Mint Hill Festival shopping center
Fairview Road (NC218) from Matthews-Mint Hill Road (NC51) to Philadelphia Church Road
Wilson Grove Road between Kuck Road and Heathergate Lane
Matthews-Mint Hill Road from Brighton Park Drive to Phyliss Lane (south side of road)
NCDOT projects within the Town limits are presented here for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice on this site. NCDOT regularly coordinates with the Town, but NCDOT ultimately retains all financial and project decision-making authority for their projects.
Please contact the NCDOT Division 10 office at 704-983-4400 for more information regarding these projects.
NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) and Idlewild Road Roundabout (NCDOT Project U-5115)
The intersection of NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) and Idlewild Road will be transformed from a signalized 4-way intersection to a two-lane roundabout. This project is designed and ready to build. Utility relocation is slated to begin this winter 2016-17 and the roadwork will follow in June 2017 (in order to not conflict with school traffic). The intersection will be closed to vehicular traffic during construction for approximately 8 weeks. Detour information and exact closure dates will be posted here as soon as that information is known.
When completed, the roundabout will significantly improve traffic flow through the intersection by eliminating many points of conflict between opposing traffic directions and reducing wait times (as compared to a traffic signal red light time).
To view an illustrative diagram of how this project will look once complete, please click here.
NCDOT has prepared an informative brochure about how roundabouts work and how to navigate them as a driver. A digital version can be viewed by clicking here. Hardcopy printed versions can be obtained by visiting Mint Hill Town Hall and requesting a brochure.
UPDATE July 2016: It was decided by NCDOT and the Towns of Mint Hill and Matthews to start major construction in June 2017 due to a delay in the right-of-way acquisition process. This delay caused the project to not begin construction in June 2016 as originally anticipated. Beginning any later than June would conflict with the start of the new 2017-18 school year and associated increased traffic. Therefore, officials decided to hold the start of the road work until June 2017. Utility relocation work will begin first to clear the way for the major roadwork and is expected to begin late winter/spring 2017. For additional information, please contact the NCDOT Division 10 office at 704-983-4400.
Lawyers Road and Bain School Road Roundabout (NCDOT Project W-5210K)
The intersection of Bain School Road and Lawyers Road will be transformed into a multi-lane roundabout to eliminate a high-hazard intersection (as classified by NCDOT). This project is designed and ready for construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in winter 2016-17. Traffic is expected to be maintained through the construction zone, however, motorists should expect some delays (i.e. one-way traffic lane closures). The intersection of Thompson Road and Lawyers Road will experience a closure for approximately 4 weeks to re-grade the intersection. Detour information will be posted here when that information becomes available.
Lawyers Road Widening (I-485 to Bain School Road)
The development of the adjacent mall property (known as the "Bridges at Mint Hill") is leading this project to widen Lawyers Road from the intersection of Bain School Road to the I-485 overpass. The existing two-lane road will be widened to a four-lane divided highway. Traffic is expected to be maintained through this area during construction, however, motorists should anticipate delays. Construction information is not yet known. Note: this is not an NCDOT project. The developer of the adjacent property is performing this work in coordination with NCDOT.
NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) Widening (NCDOT Project U-5007)
This project is currently planned to begin planning and design in 2020, right-of-way acquisition in 2022, and construction in 2024. The project will involve widening NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) from a two-lane highway to four lanes between Idlewild Road and Lawyers Road.
Idlewild Road Widening (I-485 to Stevens Mill Road) (NCDOT Project U-4913)
This is a state project (NCDOT) and is tentatively scheduled to begin right-of-way acquisition in 2016 and begin construction in 2018. Please refer to the CRTPO website for more info: http://crtpo.org/idlewild-rd-widening