May 22, 2012
The proposed Monroe Bypass project is a 19.7-mile new alignment toll roadway that will begin at the interchange of US 74 at I-485 in eastern Mecklenburg County and will end at US 74 between the towns of Wingate and Marshville in Union County.
The Monroe Bypass will include interchanges at the following roads:
• US 601
PROJECT OVERVIEW & PURPOSE
Existing US 74 serves as an important commercial corridor for Union and Mecklenburg County residents and businesses, with many retail, commercial, and employment centers having direct access to/from US 74.
The Monroe Bypass will improve mobility and capacity within the project study area by providing a facility for the US 74 corridor that allows for high-speed regional travel consistent with the designations of the North Carolina Strategic Highway Corridor program and the North Carolina Intrastate System, while maintaining access to properties along existing US 74.
Public Information Meeting Held Dec. 5, 2011