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Awarded Projects


The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) Board approved funding for several regional transportation projects at its February 16, 2022, Board meeting. These funds support projects across the CRTPO planning area; investing in transportation needs to support our growing region. The CRTPO Board awarded $51,070,000 in discretionary project funds, supporting 18 projects across eight CRTPO jurisdictions.

CRTPO Board Approves Over $51 Million to Fund 18 Roadway, Bicycle/Pedestrian and Planning Studies

Discretionary Funds Approved

Project LocationProject NameFunds Approved
CharlotteEastway Dr at Shamrock Dr Intersection Improvement$7,819,000
CharlotteWT Harris Overhead Street Lighting Installation Project (Mt Holly Huntersville Rd to I-85 N)$998,000
CharlotteRobinson Church Rd Widening (WT Harris to Plott Rd)$6,227,000
CharlotteMargaret Wallace Rd and Arequipa Dr Intersection Improvement Project /Arequipa Dr Ext.$9,336,000
CharlotteRail Trail Pedestrian Bridge over Belk Freeway (I-277) (E Morehead St to Stonewall Light Rail Station$1,903,000
CharlotteIrwin Creek Greenway (Clanton Rd to Lester St). The project is sponsored by Mecklenburg Park and Recreation$4,872,000
Charlotte and PinevilleGrants to Replace Aging Diesel Engines (GRADE) – Charlotte and Pineville’s Norfolk Southern Railway Railyards (Locomotive’s switch replacements). The project is sponsored by Mecklenburg County Air Quality$3,815,000
HuntersvilleTown of Huntersville Mobility Plan$128,000
HuntersvilleNC 115 Corridor Improvements (McCord Rd to Sam Furr Rd)$5,980,000
MatthewsGreylock Ridge Rd (E John St to E Charles St)$748,000
MatthewsGreylock Ridge Rd Extension (E Charles St to Tank Town Rd)$2,725,000
MatthewsFour Mile Greenway Underpass at S Trade St (S Trade St to E John St)$499,000
Mint HillTraffic Data Collection and Analysis (Critical Intersection Analysis)$120,000
MooresvilleVision Zero Action Plan$48,000
MooresvilleMooresville Sidewalk Package (White Oak Rd, Maple Ave, McNeely Ave, Rocky River School)$1,979,000
MooresvilleSouth Elementary School to Mooresville Middle School Greenway Connectors (multiple connections)$1,833,000
TroutmanTroutman Mobility Plan$96,000
WeddingtonPotter Rd at Forest Lawn Dr Intersection Improvements$1,944,000
2021 Fall Call Projects Funded
Project TypeFunded Projects
Bicycle & Pedestrian5
Grants for Replacing Aging Diesel Engines (GRADE)1
Local Planning Projects4
Total Funded Discretionary Projects18
Number of projects funded in the 2021 fall call for projects.

Planning Projects

FY 2022 Local Planning Projects

ProjectSponsorFunds Approved
Charlotte to Mooresville TrailCharlotte$146,000
Downtown Traffic Improvements StudyMooresville$60,000
Transportation Unit Feasibility StudyMooresville$60,000
Downtown Origin-Destination StudyWaxhaw$48,000
FY 2022 Projects

2021 Projects

FY 2021 Local Planning Projects Carryover

ProjectSponsorOriginal Funding AmountFunds to be Carried Over into FY 2022
I-77 and Jane Sowers Road Interchange Conversion
(Feasibility Study)
Transportation Master PlanIredell County$120,000$12,000
FY 2021 Planning Projects Carryover

CRTPO Board approves $11 million of transportation funding for Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union counties

Spring 2021 Supplemental Funding to Existing Discretionary Projects

The CRTPO Board approved $3.3 million following the annual 2021 spring call for existing discretionary projects that have experienced a funding shortfall at its June 16, 2021 meeting. The projects were evaluated based upon the following measures within the CRTPO Discretionary Funds Guide Policy:

  • Percent increase in CRTPO request over the project’s original budget
  • Most recent project phase completed (construction phase projects receive highest priority);
  • Percent of local funds committed for the shortfall request; and,
  • Number of previous shortfall awards received for this project.

Table 1 shows a list of projects and funds awarded. The 2020-2029 TIP has been amended to add funds to these projects. 

Table 1 –Spring 2021 Supplemental Discretionary Funding

Existing CRTPO Discretionary ProjectTransportation Improvement Program NumberJurisdictionApproved Discretionary Funds
New Town Rd and Marvin Rd Intersection ImprovementsU-6088Marvin$362,000
Downtown Waxhaw pedestrian and bicycle facility enhancementsEB-5819Waxhaw$100,000
Potter Rd and Wesley Chapel Rd Intersection ImprovementsU-6087Wesley Chapel$594,400
Potter Rd and Pleasant Plains RdU-5112Stallings$2,197,600
Planning Project: Mooresville to Charlotte Multi-Use TrailStatesville to SC State Line$60,000
Total Awarded Spring 2021 Supplemental Discretionary Funding$3,314,000
Spring 2021 Supplemental Discretionary Funding

Table 1 –Spring 2021 Supplemental Discretionary Funding

COVID Relief Funds for Maintenance Projects

The CRTPO Board approved $7.9 million from a COVID relief bill (HIP-CRRSAA) that was enacted by Congress in December 2020 to address impacts of COVID-19 related to Highway Infrastructure Programs. The spirit of the Act is to get people back to work quickly. The CRTPO received $7,949,000 based on factors such as population share and lane miles. 

Table 2 depicts the approved allocation of COVID relief funds to maintenance projects based upon county population share.

Table 2 – Summary of COVID Relief Funds County Allocation

County2019 American Community Survey PopulationCounty Population Share to Total CRTPO Planning Area PopulationPop-Based Allocation of Funds to NCDOT-Division Maintenance by CountyNCDOT Division Requested Funds by County
Union County*231,05316%$1,240,080$1,252,550
Est. Population
Summary of COVID Relief Funds County Allocation

Table 2 – Summary of COVID Relief Funds County Allocation

* Population of Union County in the CRTPO Jurisdiction. COVID Relief Federal Funds Allocated to the CRTPO $7,949,000

The approved projects comprise various maintenance activities in Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union counties. These maintenance projects are scheduled to start in 2022.

If you have any questions about discretionary projects, please contact Jennifer Stafford at


FY2020 Local Planning Projects:

ProjectSponsorCRTPO FundsLocal MatchTotal
Regional Transit PlanCharlotte Area Transit System &
Centralina Council of Governments
North Corridor BRTCharlotte Area Transit System$80,000$20,000$100,000
Sub-Area ModelMatthews$50,000$12,500$62,500
Critical Intersection AnalysisUnion County$120,000$30,000$150,000
Transportation Master PlanWaxhaw$50,000$12,500$62,500
Total $642,477 $160,619 $803,096
FY 2020 Local Projects