2019 Union County Critical Intersection Analysis
Lawson neighbors while this is a Union County news item, it affects our community a great deal: TRAFFIC & Safe Intersections! As Waxhaw and the surrounding community have grown by leaps and bounds in the past 6 years, there has been a need for road improvements and intersection updates across the area. Want to turn onto Ennis Road, Grey Byrum or Bonds Grove Church Road but can’t due to traffic? Or worse… try to turn from those roads onto Providence and pray? This past month a survey was put out by Union County to help identify other intersections in the area that are currently not covered by the 2014 list of intersections. We highly encourage you to look this over, review the Analysis PDF (it’s very thorough) and obviously take part in the survey. See Below:
In 2016 the county adopted a Critical Intersection Analysis, which identified a series of intersections throughout the county that would be competitive for funding through the NCDOT or Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO). There are actually over two dozen funded intersection improvements throughout the county, so an additional benefit of this process is letting the community know about all the transportation improvements scheduled for the near future. (Example below)
This list has served the county well, with the majority of identified projects funded for implementation. The County, municipalities, and NCDOT are working on updating the list of intersections to continue pursuing funding opportunities. We have identified 23 intersections we would like to evaluate for inclusion in the final report. We expect some of them will not make it into the final list due to high impacts on adjacent property owners, low benefit of the improvements when compared to the cost, or lack of local support.
That is why we are holding a 30-day input and feedback period to hear from the community on the projects. This input and feedback period will run from March 18 to April 18. You can learn more and provide your input several different ways.
Email questions or comments. Please email Bjorn Hansen, Union County Transportation Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call with questions or comments. Please call Bjorn Hansen at (704) 283-3690
The schedule for this process is below:
March – April: Community input
May – June: Evaluate input and refine project list
June: Approve project list and develop report
July: Post report for community review
August – September: Present for municipal and county adoption
October: Submit grant request to CRTPO for identified intersection design and cost development