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CRTPO Board Awards Over $62 Million to Fund 25 Transportation Projects

Including Roadway, Carbon Reduction Projects, Bicycle/Pedestrian, and Planning Studies

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2024

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) Board awarded funding for several regional transportation projects at its meeting on February 21, 2024. These funds support projects across the CRTPO planning area, investing in transportation needs to support our growing communities. The awarded funding allocations totaling $62,261,638 in discretionary grant program project funds, supports 25 projects across 12 CRTPO member jurisdictions in Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union counties.

The CRTPO is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the three-county Charlotte urban area.  The CRTPO is responsible for long-range transportation planning in the region and ensures Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) transportation funds are allocated and spent appropriately. The CRTPO also works with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to program federal and state discretionary funds to jurisdictions to implement a project, program, or study. These grants are essential to the cities and towns that may not otherwise be able to fund these transportation projects. The projects receiving these funds are listed below. Local media personnel are encouraged to communicate with the project sponsor for descriptions and anticipated schedules for individual projects. Additional information about the discretionary grants program can be found on the website at

February 2024 CRTPO Awarded Discretionary Grants Program Projects

LocationTransportation Project NameAwarded FundsSponsor Contact
Centralina Regional CouncilRegional Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Pilot Project$48,000Jason Wager,,
CharlotteMorris Field Dr – Bridge Replacement$1,735,844Ashley Landis,,
CharlotteBrown-Grier Rd and Sandy Porter Rd – Corridor improvements (Brown-Grier – NC 160 to I-485 and Sandy Porter Rd – Williams Glen to Brown-Grier)$11,116,400Ashley Landis,,
CharlotteWT Harris Blvd & Sugar Creek Rd – Intersection Improvements$1,337,991Ashley Landis,,
CharlotteITS infrastructure, traffic flow improvements and signal upgrades project (Sardis Rd/Rama Rd, Idlewild Rd, Mt. Holly Rd, and Wilkinson Blvd)$3,917,563Ashley Boenisch,,
CharlotteCATS Ballantyne I-485 Service – Purchase two battery-electric buses$1,750,287Brian Horton,,
CharlotteHornets Nest Park – Pedestrian Access Improvements$1,030,080Ashley Landis,,
CharlotteRocky River Rd – Construct Shared Use Path (Rockland Dr to Old Concord Rd)$1,981,365Ashley Landis,,
CharlotteImproving Equity Analysis Using the Metrolina Regional Model$48,000Martin Kinnamon,,
CorneliusNC 115 & Hickory St – Intersection Improvements$1,121,357Aaron Tucker,,
CorneliusNorthcross Dr Extension (NC 73 to Westmoreland Rd)$2,934,747Aaron Tucker,,
CorneliusPotts St & NC 115 – Intersection Improvements$4,726,042Aaron Tucker,,
CorneliusCatawba Ave & US 21 – Intersection Improvements$4,861,242Aaron Tucker,,
HuntersvilleNC 73 & McDowell Creek Greenway Extension – Grade Separation (McDowell Greenway to Lindholm Dr)$3,095,280Heather Maloney,,
Indian TrailSolar-powered Electric Vehicle chargers.  Crooked Creek or Chestnut Square Park$163,489Adam McLamb,, 704-821-5401
MatthewsGreylock Ridge Rd Extension (E John St to Tank Town Rd)$1,562,880Dana Stoogenke,,
Mint HillBain School Rd – Construct Sidewalk (Gait Dr to Philadelphia Church Rd)$1,163,421Steve Frey,,
Mint HillTruelight Church Rd – Construct Sidewalk (Wilgrove-Mint Rd to Heather Nicole Ln)$1,471,562Steve Frey,,
Mint HillLawyers Rd – Construct Sidewalk (Piaffe Ave to Thompson Rd)$1,062,354Steve Frey,,
MooresvilleEast-West Connector Phase I – Construct roadway on new location (U-6239) (Langtree Rd to NC 115)$6,717,719Camila Weckerly,,
MooresvillePatterson Heights – Construct Greenway (W Moore Ave to W Iredell Ave)$2,526,392Will Washam,,
StatesvilleUS 21 Greenway Connector (Under Turnersburg Hwy)$1,000,800Sherry Ashley,,
TroutmanUS 21/NC 115 Main St & Murdock Rd/Old Mountain Rd – Intersection Improvements$3,546,901Andrew Ventresca,,
Union CountyUnion County Critical Intersection Analysis$192,000Bjorn Hansen,,
Wesley ChapelNew Town Rd and Cuthbertson Rd – Roundabout Conversion$3,149,922Tim Kirk,,
Transportation Project TypeFunded Projects
Bicycle & Pedestrian8
Carbon Reduction (Air Quality) Projects3
Local Planning Projects3
Total Discretionary Grant Program Projects25

More information about the CRTPO is available on its website at


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