Project Overview

Planning and development are underway to widen approximately 6.5 miles of East John Street and Old Monroe Road – from Trade Street to Wesley Chapel Stouts Road – in the towns of Matthews, Stallings and Indian Trail.

Proposed work would improve traffic flow, reduce travel delays, and allow for more vehicles to travel in the area. Bicyclists and pedestrians also would have accommodations along the project corridor.

Work on project U-4714 has been divided into four sections: 

Section AA:      Trade Street to I-485 

Section AB:      I-485 John Street interchange rebuild 

Section AC:      Between I-485 and Morningside Meadow Lane in Stallings 

Section B:        Morningside Meadow Lane to Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road in Indian Trail


Under Section B, the N.C. Department of Transportation proposes to make improvements to Old Monroe Rd (S. R. 1009) from West of Morningside Meadow Ln to East of Wesley Chapel-Stouts Rd in the towns of Matthews and Indian Trail.

Since the 2017 public meeting, modifications have been proposed for the Old Monroe Road / Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road area.  Roundabouts are being proposed in three locations as shown below. The locations of these roundabouts are at Mustang Drive (western roundabout), at Sun Valley Commons entrance (northern roundabout) and at Sun Valley High School (eastern roundabout). To view or download the handout for the February 2023 public meeting click here.



Additional Information about Roundabouts

The N.C. Department of Transportation builds roundabouts to improve safety for drivers,​ pedestrians and bicyclists. They also help reduce the congestion and backups more typical of traditional intersections with stop signs and traffic signals.  A driver generally enters the roundabout more quickly than if waiting at a traffic signal. In addition, the modern roundabout is much smaller than older traffic circles and requires vehicles to travel at lower speeds (15-20 mph), making them safer than traffic circles. Additionally, the slower speeds make it easier for a driver to find a gap of traffic inside the roundabout before safely entering it.​

To view information on how to navigate roundabouts in North Carolina click here.

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Do you have questions or comments on the northern roundabout (Sun Valley Commons on Wesley Chapel-Stouts Road)?

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Do you have questions or comments about the eastern roundabout (Sun Valley High School) ?


NCDOT accepts comments throughout all planning, design, and construction phases of 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 March 2, 2023.

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Alexander J. Foster, P.E.

Project Manager

Project Management Unit -Team C

1582 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1582


Sean Epperson, P.E.

Project Development Engineer

Division 10

716 W. Main Street

Albemarle, N.C. 28001


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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