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Union County, North Carolina

Union County Critical Intersection Analysis Update

2019 Critical Intersection Analysis Update

In 2014 Union County determined it needed a list of high priority intersections to focus efforts with its municipalities and the NCDOT when responding to project solicitations for funding. Union County does not own or maintain roads, but through planning and growth management it wants to help provide a safe and efficient road network. 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.

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.

We received a literally thousands of public comments during our 30-day public input period, which closed on April 18, 2019. The stakeholders committee is evaluating the input, as well as additional crash history information for the highest scoring intersections, to determine which projects should be considered in the process. Additional intersections identified by the public will likely be part of the final list of 15 intersections. This selection process will occur between April and June, with a draft report released for public review by July.

You can still participate in this process:

  • Review the on-line map of funded and proposed locations
  • Email us questions or comments. Please email Bjorn Hansen, Union County Transportation Planner, at
  • Call us with questions or comments. Please call Bjorn Hansen at (704) 283-3690
  • Ask to be included in the distribution list when the draft report is made available

The schedule for this process is below:

  • March – April: Community input
  • May -Evaluate input and approve project list
  • June - Post report for community review
  • July - August: Present report for municipal and county adoption
  • October - Submit grant request to CRTPO for intersection design and cost estimates

We thank you for your interest and participation.

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