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2024

2024 Projects

CRTPO Board Awards Over $62 Million to Fund 25 Transportation Projects
Including Roadway, Carbon Reduction Projects, Bicycle/Pedestrian, and Planning Studies

The CRTPO Board awarded funding for several regional transportation projects at its meeting on February 21, 2024. 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.

Fall 2023 Discretionary Funds Awarded by the CRTPO Board on February 21, 2024

LocationTransportation Project NameAwarded Funds
Centralina Regional CouncilRegional Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Pilot Project$48,000
CharlotteMorris Field Dr – Bridge Replacement$1,735,844
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)$11,116,400
CharlotteWT Harris Blvd & Sugar Creek Rd – Intersection Improvements$1,337,991
CharlotteITS infrastructure, traffic flow improvements and signal upgrades project (Sardis Rd/Rama Rd, Idlewild Rd, Mt. Holly Rd, and Wilkinson Blvd)$3,917,563
CharlotteCATS Ballantyne I-485 Service – Purchase two battery-electric buses$1,750,287
CharlotteHornets Nest Park – Pedestrian Access Improvements$1,030,080
CharlotteRocky River Rd – Construct Shared Use Path (Rockland Dr to Old Concord Rd)$1,981,365
CharlotteImproving Equity Analysis Using the Metrolina Regional Model$48,000
CorneliusNC 115 & Hickory St – Intersection Improvements$1,121,357
CorneliusNorthcross Dr Extension (NC 73 to Westmoreland Rd)$2,934,747
CorneliusPotts St & NC 115 – Intersection Improvements$4,726,042
CorneliusCatawba Ave & US 21 – Intersection Improvements$4,861,242
HuntersvilleNC 73 & McDowell Creek Greenway Extension – Grade Separation (McDowell Greenway to Lindholm Dr)$3,095,280
Indian TrailSolar-powered Electric Vehicle chargers.  Crooked Creek or Chestnut Square Park$163,489
MatthewsGreylock Ridge Rd Extension (E John St to Tank Town Rd)$1,562,880
Mint HillBain School Rd – Construct Sidewalk (Gait Dr to Philadelphia Church Rd)$1,163,421
Mint HillTruelight Church Rd – Construct Sidewalk (Wilgrove-Mint Rd to Heather Nicole Ln)$1,471,562
Mint HillLawyers Rd – Construct Sidewalk (Piaffe Ave to Thompson Rd)$1,062,354
MooresvilleEast-West Connector Phase I – Construct roadway on new location (U-6239) (Langtree Rd to NC 115)$6,717,719
MooresvillePatterson Heights – Construct Greenway (W Moore Ave to W Iredell Ave)$2,526,392
StatesvilleUS 21 Greenway Connector (Under Turnersburg Hwy)$1,000,800
TroutmanUS 21/NC 115 Main St & Murdock Rd/Old Mountain Rd – Intersection Improvements$3,546,901
Union CountyUnion County Critical Intersection Analysis$192,000
Wesley ChapelNew Town Rd and Cuthbertson Rd – Roundabout Conversion$3,149,922
 TOTAL FUNDING AWARDED$62,261,638
2023 Fall Call Discretionary Grants Program Projects Funded
Transportation Project TypeFunded Projects
Roadway11
Bicycle & Pedestrian8
Carbon Reduction (Air Quality) Projects3
Local Planning Projects3
Total Discretionary Grant Program Projects25
Number of projects funded in the 2023 fall call for projects.
2023

2023 Projects

Spring 2023 Supplemental Discretionary Grants

CRTPO Board approved $3.5 million of transportation funding for Mecklenburg and Union counties

The CRTPO Board approved $3.5 million following the annual 2023 spring call for existing discretionary projects that have experienced a funding shortfall at its June 21, 2023, meeting. The Project Oversight Committee (POC) reviewed the project submittals and validated that projects were scored appropriately and qualified for discretionary project funds based upon CRTPO’s Discretionary Grants Program Policy Guide.

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

Table 1 – Spring 2023 Supplemental Discretionary Grants

Existing CRTPO Discretionary Project (Transportation Improvement Program Number)JurisdictionApproved Discretionary Funds
Downtown Waxhaw Pedestrian and Bicycle Facility Enhancements (EB-5819)Waxhaw$392,367
NC 115 Widening (Mt. Holly-Huntersville Rd to Ramah Church Rd) (U-5908)Huntersville$3,144,600    
Total Awarded Spring 2023 Supplemental Discretionary Grants$3,536,967
Spring 2023 Supplemental Discretionary Grants

Fall 2022 New Projects and Supplemental Funding to Existing Discretionary Projects

CRTPO Board Approves Over $59 Million to Fund 27 Projects,
including Roadway, Carbon Reduction Projects, Bicycle/Pedestrian and Planning Studies

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) Board approved funding for several regional transportation projects at its meeting on March 15, 2023. These funds support projects across the CRTPO planning area; investing in transportation needs to support our growing region. The CRTPO Board approved funding allocations totaling $59,089,000 in discretionary grants program funds, supporting 27 projects across 12 CRTPO member jurisdictions.

Approved Fall 2022 Discretionary-Funded Projects

Project NameJurisdictionApproved
Discretionary Funds
Linking Transit and Land Use at the Community Scale: Training Series and ResourcesCentralina Regional Council$33,600
DeArmon Rd – Complete Street Improvements (Benefield Rd – Browne Rd)Charlotte$5,486,000
Lancaster Hwy at Providence Rd W – Intersection ImprovementsCharlotte$1,185,300
CATS – Battery Electric Bus ChargersCharlotte$6,546,100
Sugar Creek Rd Pedestrian Safety & Connectivity Project (Rumple Rd – Nevin Rd and Roman Rd – Graham St)Charlotte$2,425,000
Albemarle Rd Pedestrian Safety & Connectivity Project (Redman Rd – Central Ave)Charlotte$1,756,000
Beaty St -Shared Use Path (N Main St – Griffith St)Davidson$2,096,000
Beaty St-Main St Intersection ImprovementsDavidson$2,063,000
Greenway Tunnel under US 21 (Compass St – Shiv Dr)Huntersville$2,600,000
Stumptown Road Extension at NC 115Huntersville$5,156,000
Indian Trail – Electrical Vehicle (EV) Chargers -EV chargers at Crooked Creek Park, Chestnut Square Park and Crossing Paths ParkIndian Trail$468,000
Town of Indian Trail Transportation Master PlanIndian Trail$120,000
Pineville Matthews Rd (NC 51) – Shared Use Path (N Trade St – Independence Pkwy)Matthews$2,000,000
John St Corridor Pedestrian and Bicycle Study (NC 51 – I-485)Matthews$120,000
Lebanon Rd and Margaret Wallace Rd Sidewalk (Gristmill Ln – Idlewild Rd)Mint Hill$1,318,000
Langtree Rd Widening (Lanyard Dr – Mt Mourne Lp)Mooresville$873,000
Mazeppa Rd Grade Separation over NC 115 and Norfolk Southern Railroad –  Intersection ImprovementsMooresville$4,216,000
Mecklenburg Hwy (NC 115) – Shared Use Path on Mecklenburg Hwy, and filling sidewalk gaps on Fairview Rd and Waterlynn RdMooresville$2,436,000
Mooresville Mobility PlanMooresville$160,000
Stallings Silver Line Plan IntegrationStallings$100,000
NC 218 and Love Mill Rd – Intersection ImprovementsUnion County$2,000,000
Bonds Grove Church Rd and  Waxhaw Marvin Rd – Intersection ImprovementsUnion County$4,368,000
Union Co. Transportation – Low Emission Alternative Fuel ConversionUnion County$160,000
Downtown Waxhaw Intersection Improvements along NC 16 and NC 75Waxhaw$3,262,000
Supplemental funds request: North University Research Park/I-85 Overpass (U-5874) (Research Dr – JW Clay Blvd)Charlotte$4,752,000
Supplemental funds request: Four Mile Creek Greenway Crossing Under S Trade St (EB-5829)Mecklenburg County$344,000
Supplemental funds request – Potts-Sloan-Beaty ConnectorDavidson$3,045,000
TOTAL$59,089,000
2022 Fall Call Discretionary-Funded Projects
Project TypeFunded Projects
Roadway11
Bicycle & Pedestrian8
Carbon Reduction (air quality) Projects3
Local Planning Projects5
Total Funded Discretionary Projects27
Number of projects funded in the 2022 fall call for projects.

2022

Spring 2022 Supplemental Funding to Existing Discretionary Projects

The CRTPO Board approved $3.9 million following the annual 2022 spring call for existing discretionary projects that have experienced a funding shortfall at its July 20, 2022 meeting. The projects were evaluated based upon the following measures within the CRTPO Discretionary Funds Guide Policy:

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

The list below shows the projects and funds awarded. The 2020-2029 TIP has been amended to add funds to these projects. 

Project NameJurisdictionApproved Discretionary Funds
Concord Rd & Robert Walker Dr Roundabout Conversion (U-6092)Davidson$1,526,000
NC 115 & Faith Rd/Campus Ln Intersection Improvements (C-5529)Mooresville   $846,000
NC 75 and Old Providence Rd Intersection Improvements (U-6248)Waxhaw$1,552,000
Total Spring 2022 Supplemental Discretionary Funding  $3,924,000
2022 Spring Call Projects Funded

Fall 2021 Discretionary Funds Approved

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
Roadway8
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
Total$314,000
FY 2022 Projects
2021

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)
Statesville$242,000$242,000
Transportation Master PlanIredell County$120,000$12,000
Total$362,000$254,000
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
Iredell175,53812%$942,127$975,000
Mecklenburg1,074,47573%$5,766,793$5,721,450
Union County*231,05316%$1,240,080$1,252,550
Total CRTPO
Est. Population
1,481,066100%$7,949,000$7,949,000
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 jennifer.stafford@charlottenc.gov.

2020

FY2020 Local Planning Projects:

ProjectSponsorCRTPO FundsLocal MatchTotal
Regional Transit PlanCharlotte Area Transit System &
Centralina Council of Governments
$342,477$85,619$428,096
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