West Wilson Avenue Improvements

West Wilson Avenue

PROJECT OVERVIEW AND GOALS
The West Wilson Avenue Improvement Project starts at Glynwater Drive and ends at Broad Street. The improvements will include new curb, storm drainage, and a concrete pedestrian path along West Wilson Avenue. The pedestrian pathway will start at Glynwater Drive at 10 feet wide, transition to eight-foot-wide at Hillside Drive, and down to a five-foot-wide sidewalk at Academy Street. It will also include two bridges to assist users over the creek.

Two traffic signals will be also added to the project, one at West Wilson and Lowrance Avenues, and the other at West Wilson Avenue and Academy Street. The estimated cost for this improvement project is $4.62 million.

WEST WILSON IMPROVEMENT PROJECT PLANS (PDF)

CURRENT STATUS

West Lowrance Avenue will be closed at the intersection of West Wilson August 29 through September 30, 2022 for the next phase of construction.  West Wilson Avenue will be reopened to all traffic during this time, but please note that it is not yet complete.  The final lift of asphalt and permanent striping will be installed at the end of the project, which is currently planned for late December 2022. 

Mooresville Golf Course may be accessed by following the detour signs.  For patrons coming from Highway 21 and west, please follow West Wilson Avenue driving past the entrance, turn right onto Academy Street or Broad Street, and right onto West Lowrance Avenue.  Golf Course Drive will still be accessible from West Lowrance Avenue while construction is taking place at the intersection.  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: When will construction be complete?
A: Construction is anticipated to wrap up at the end of 2022.

Q: What do the pedestrian bridges entail?
A: There will be two 10-foot-wide pedestrian bridges for the multi-use path crossing of the creek in two locations near Lowrance Avenue. The first bridge is located near the golf course entrance and is 10-foot-wide and has a 40-foot span. The boardwalk that is currently visible will tie into the bridge. The second bridge is on the opposite side of Lowrance and is 10-foot wide and has a 30-foot span. 

Q: Can I still drive on West Wilson?
A: Beginning August 29, 2022, West Wilson will be reopened to all traffic for the next phase of construction.  Please note that the condition is not yet final, as the pavement surface course and permanent striping will be installed at the end of the project.   Previously, West Wilson was open to local traffic only and closed to all through traffic.

Q: Will I still be able to access the golf course during the construction?
A: The golf course access will remain open for the duration of the project.  During the current phase of construction which is taking place on West Lowrance Avenue at the intersection of West Wilson, patrons will need to continue up West Wilson and follow the detour signage to access Golf Course Drive from the upper side of West Lowrance Avenue.  During the realignment of the intersection with Golf Course Drive, a temporary access road will be in place.

FOR MORE INFORMATION
For more information about this and other ongoing Town of Mooresville projects, click here.  You may also directly contact the Town Project Manager, Ashton Walker, at awalker@mooresvillenc.gov or 704-799-4093.

PREVIOUS PROJECT UPDATES
(12/30/2021) - The contractor for the West Wilson Avenue project is planning some daily construction closures, beginning Wednesday, January 5. There will be detour signs placed accordingly for the entire duration of the closures. Lowrance will also be open during the entire time as a detour during this phase.

(8/10/2021) - Storm drainage is currently being installed on the north side of West Wilson Avenue (near Hillside Drive). Traffic in the area should anticipate delays due to the lane closure in that area. There are flaggers in place to help mitigate back-ups.

(8/6/2021) - There will be a closure on West Wilson Avenue, between South Broad Street and Academy Street, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (8/9-8/13). This closure is due to ongoing utility work, and there will be flaggers in place. 

(7/1/2021) - The contractor has started bringing materials on site, and work on the project is expected to ramp up the week of July 5, starting near Bradford Glyn to install storm structures.

(6/7/2021) - Erosion control measures for Phase I was installed. Contractors will be moving equipment and materials to the laydown area and will begin the tree work. Utilities should finish their relocation process by June 18.

(4/23/2021) - The Town is in the process of placing message boards and signs along West Wilson Avenue in preparation for the project's starting date.