Project Overview

The N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to make minor improvements to the intersection of N.C. 115 (South Main Street) and Hickory Street near Cornelius. The existing 4-way intersection has no left turn lanes or traffic signal. Due to traffic congestion at the intersection NCDOT is proposing to install a traffic signal and turn lanes. The purpose of this project is to alleviate congestion and improve safety in this area of Mecklenburg in County. 

Public Input

Information will be provided to the public in a virtual format.The public is encouraged to provide comments or share their thoughts regarding the project. 

The comment period for this portion of project development closed on May 2, 2022.

The Town of Cornelius hosted a public meeting

Monday, April 25, 5pm-7pm

Cornelius Town Hall, Room 204

Project Map:

Map of intersection at N.C. 115 and Hickory Street in Cornelius


A video explaining how to read a public hearing or meeting map can be viewed here. The video contains information on colors used and symbology.

Project Funding:                                          


Estimated Amount*

 ROW / Utilitiy Costs

$ 149,000

 Construction Cost

$ 1,134,000 

  Total Cost

$ 1,283,000 


*Estimated costs are subject to change.


Project Timeline: 




 Public comment

Feb. 2022

 Right of Way Acquisition Begins

 April 2022

 Construction Begins

October 2024


*Future dates are subject to change.


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all planning, design and construction phases of the project development.

All comments will be taken into consideration, and carry equal weight, regardless of submittal method.

Comments for consideration during the current phase of project development were submitted by May 2, 2022.


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Would you like to be added to the project email list for project updates?

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Are there questions or comments you would like to provide the project team regarding the project?

Closed for Comments

Project Contact Information:

Randy Bowers

NCDOT Highway Division 10

 Project Manager

716 W. Main Street

Albermarle, NC 28001


 (855) 925-2801   Code 6632

Project Consultant Information:

Greg Atkins, PE

E.L. Robinson Engineering

Project Manager 

3362 Six Forks Road

Raleigh, NC 27609


(855) 925-2801   Code 6632


Although the N.C. Department of Transportation works to minimize the number of homes and businesses displaced by a road project, it is inevitable, in many cases, that a certain amount of private property is needed. The following information explains right of way acquisition and answers questions about the process.  

Right-of-Way Brochure Single Page Layout      Folleto del Proceso de Adquisición de Bienes Raíces
Right-of-Way Frequently Asked Questions

Right of way Acquisition Process Videos

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