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Stanly has 15 projects under NCDOT’s 10-year plan

Numerous Stanly County transportation projects are scheduled to be completed as part of NCDOT’s State Transportation Improvement Plan, which includes a total of more than 1,700 projects throughout the state that will receive funding throughout the next 10 years.

In Division 10, which includes Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Stanly and Union counties, there are 182 projects, including 15 for Stanly.

The projects for the county include:

• Widen N.C. Highway 24-27, starting at Bird Road to Pee Dee River, to four divided lanes. Construction will be in fiscal year 2020 and should cost $74.2 million.

• Construction on three roundabouts to begin in fiscal year 2020: At the intersection of Running Creek Church Road and Bethel Church Road, at the intersection of Bethel Church Road and Coley Store Road and at the intersection of Ridge Street and Mountain View Church Road. Each project will cost $1.5 million.

• Rehabilitation and widening of the bridge over Pee Dee River is already under construction and will cost $23.3 million.

• Replace the bridge over Big Bear Creek along Rogers Road near Millingport. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2020 and cost $660,000.

• Replace the bridge over Long Creek along Bethlehem Church Road in Aquadale. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2023 and cost $1.88 million.

• Construct a sidewalk on the east side of the road from West Main Street to Snuggs Street along U.S. Highway 52 Business Ramp in Albemarle. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2026 and cost $550,000.

• Construct a sidewalk on the west side of the road from North Love Chapel to Carmel Road along N.C. Highway 200 in Stanfield. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2026 and cost $285,000.

• Construct a sidewalk and crosswalk from Park Ridge Road to Salisbury Avenue along North Second Avenue in Albemarle. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2027 and cost $590,000.

• Construct bike lanes from U.S. Highway 52 to North Second Street along Salisbury Avenue in Albemarle. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2027 and cost $132,000.

• Construct a sidewalk from N.C. 24-27 to Second Street along U.S. Highway 52 Business Ramp in Albemarle. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2029 and cost $260,000.

• Acquire land for expansion of the Stanly County Airport. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2023 and cost $4.6 million.

• Extend Stanly County Airport runway 1,000 feet. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2025 and cost $10.7 million.

• Upgrade the Norfolk Southern railway line along U.S. 52 to allow for freight. Construction should begin in fiscal year 2020 and cost $2.5 million.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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