Road Project Updates
Major intersection and road improvements coming to Mooresville
MOORESVILLE, NC – Two major road projects will soon allow for better traffic movement around and through Mooresville. The Faith Road/Highway 115 intersection project and the West Wilson Avenue project are two of the numerous roadway maintenance and construction projects the Town of Mooresville currently has in progress to provide infrastructure for the growing number of Mooresville residents and visitors. Faith Road/Highway 115 intersection (a NCDOT road) will begin improvements in fall 2022, while West Wilson Avenue project (a Town of Mooresville road) is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2022.
Faith Road/Highway 115 Project Update
Since 2010, the Town of Mooresville has invested more than $13.9 million dollars in NCDOT maintained roads. The Faith Road/Highway 115 intersection project is an NCDOT locally administered project as are both Faith Road and Highway 115 (Mecklenburg Highway) are NCDOT roadways. As a locally administered project, the Town has received a percentage of project funds from NCDOT, and although the Town oversees administration of the project, NCDOT retains authority to review and accept the project once complete. Locally administered projects often assist in speeding up NCDOT project timelines.
In 2019, an NCDOT-approved contract for the Faith Road/Highway 115 project was awarded but project work was not completed. The project underwent an extensive second evaluation, design, and bidding process involving NCDOT. The Town of Mooresville Board of Commissioners approved awarding a contract for the project to Sealand Contractors Corp at their August 1, 2022, meeting. The contact is for $2,641,230.72 and includes multi-lane intersection improvements for all intersection approaches, with dedicated left-turn lanes at all approaches. West- and north-bound approaches will have dedicated right turn lanes, and east- and south-bound approaches will have combined straight/right lanes.
Work is expected to begin in September 2022 with an estimated project completion of 400 days (October/November 2023). The first phase of work will include equipment arrive, site preparation, and the installation of the first traffic control devices (for worker safety). Due to NCDOT regulations, any lane closures associated with the project will be limited to night hours.
West Wilson Avenue Project Update
The West Wilson Avenue project is scheduled to wrap up by the end of December 2022. The majority of West Wilson Avenue will be reopened starting August 22, 2022. Please note that the final lift of asphalt and the permanent striping will not yet be in place. The traffic signal at Academy Street and West Wilson Avenue is currently being installed and will be operational when the road reopens.
New storm drainage will be installed at entrance of the Glynwater community beginning August 8 and will take place for approximately three weeks.
The next phase of the project is realigning the intersection of West Lowrance Avenue and West Wilson Avenue and installing the pedestrian path and a new culvert in this area. Lowrance Avenue will be closed to through traffic at the intersection of West Wilson during this phase of construction. Appropriate detours will be installed for local traffic and patrons of Mooresville Golf Course. Beginning in late October, West Lowrance Avenue and Golf Course Drive will be closed for 21 days maximum. A temporary road for access to the Golf Course will be installed during this time.
For more information on Town of Mooresville roadway projects, contact Jonathan Young, Engineering Services Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about if roads are maintained by the Town of Mooresville or NCDOT? The Town of Mooresville maintains a map, referred to as the Powell Map, that shows which roads are maintained by the town and which roads are maintained by the state. Access the Powell Map and discover more FAQs at mooresvillenc.gov.