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Jonathan Young of the town of Mooresville (left) talks with local residents during the Oct. 3 transportation drop-in here.

What does the future hold for improvements to Mooresville’s roads and highways?

The town and the North Carolina Department of Transportation teamed up last week for a public information session on the status of seven current road projects funded by the general obligation bonds that were voter-approved in 2014, as well as the status of the state’s Brawley School Road widening project.

Held Tuesday at St. Therese Catholic Church, the three-hour drop-in session offered residents a look at maps of the projects that are currently in the works, with town and DOT staff on hand to answer questions.

Here is a brief description of each Mooresville transportation bond project, as well as a glimpse into the progress of the 1.1-mile section of widening on Brawley School Road, just east of I-77:

N.C. 115/N.C. 150 Intersection Improvements

Project details: Includes a southbound turn lane, 700 feet of new westbound turn lane, and a through westbound right turn lane. Also includes railroad crossing improvements.

Stage: Project is out for bid.

Estimated Cost: $1,953,283, with $1,398,782 of outside funding.

Construction: Winter 2017 to fall 2018

N.C. 801/N.C. 150 Intersection Improvements

Project details: Includes dedicated left turn lanes on each part of the intersection and signal upgrades.

Stage: Project is in the right-of-way acquisition phase.

Estimated Cost: $2,249,500, with $1,919,976 of outside funding.

Construction: Summer 2018 to summer 2019

Faith Road/N.C. 115 Intersection Improvements

Project details: Realigns Faith Road with Campus Lane, adds turn lanes in each direction and signal upgrades.

Stage: Project is in the right-of-way acquisition phase.

Estimated Cost: $3,474,720, with $2,136,625 of outside funding.

Construction: Spring 2018 to spring 2019

Mooresville School Sidewalks

Project details: Includes sidewalk and neighborhood street improvements along White Oaks Road, Bellingham Drive, Briarcliff Road, and Kistler Farm Road.

Stage: Currently delayed

Estimated Cost: $2,294,024, with $801,996 in outside funding.

Construction: Postponed indefinitely.

Mill Village Phase I Improvements

Project details: Includes sidewalk, neighborhood street improvements, and utility upgrades on a number of roads in the Mill Village.

Stage: Work is currently underway, with the contractor currently installing new infrastructure on Parker, Bruce, Dingler, and Doster avenues, along with Summer and Spruce streets.

Estimated Cost: $6,911,406 with no outside funding.

Construction: Summer 2017 to summer 2019

West Wilson Avenue Improvements

Project details: Includes a multi-use path on one side, along with neighborhood street improvements, as well as a realignment of the Lowrance Avenue and West Wilson Avenue intersection, and coordination with DOT’s Brawley School Road’s widening project.

Stage: Currently in the design phase.

Estimated Cost: $1,238,172, with no outside funding.

Construction: Summer 2019 to summer 2020

West McLelland Avenue Improvements

Project details: Includes sidewalk on both sides of the road, and replaces the full depth of the road and curve.

Stage: Project is in the right-of-way acquisition phase.

Estimated Cost: $3,446,163, with no outside funding.

Construction: Summer 2018 to summer 2019

Brawley School Road Widening

Project details: Widen 1.1 mile of existing stretch of Brawley School Road, east of the I-77 interchange to east of the Brawley School Road/U.S. 21 interchange. The project also includes improvements along U.S. 21 from north of Dry Dock Loop and Vandalia Road to Abberly Green Boulevard.

Stage: Preliminary design stage recently completed, with right-of-way acquisition set to begin in 2018. Public feedback is welcome, with comments submitted to project managers Bryan Sowell, PE at bksowell@ncdot.gov and Andrea Dvorak-Grantz, AICP, at andrea.dvorakgrantz@stantec.com.

Estimated Cost: According to CRTPO, $8.1 million

Construction: Slated to begin in 2020

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