Transportation

NCDOT is responsible for the maintenance of roads within the town limits.

Maintenance issues can be reported here.

Division 10; District 3 covers both Union and Anson Counties.  The District office is located in Monroe.  Contact information can be found here.

Street Closing Petition

 

Weddington Intersection Study Results

The town contracted with Kimley Horn to provide a level of service analysis on 5 intersections within the Town Limits. The list and recommended improvements are below. (This list does not include intersections along the funded Providence Road or Weddington Rd. improvement projects.)

The study included updated traffic counts. Some of the town’s roads had sections with no counts and others had counts that were up to 10 years old. The last time Weddington did traffic counts and projections was in 2009, when the local area regional transportation plan was approved. Traffic counts are higher in 2019 than what was projected for 2030 on some of our roadways.

We analyzed crash data over the past 3 years. Potter Road at Forest Lawn had the most crashes with the highest crash type as ‘rear ends’ followed by Beulah Church Road at Twelve Mile Creek with the most crash type as a ‘fixed object’. Antioch and Forest Lawn was 3rd highest with the most crashes due to the angle of the intersection; 4th was Antioch Church Road at Beulah Church Road also due to a bad angle and the safest of the five intersections was New Town Road at Twelve Mile Creek with the most crashes being rear ends.

Kimley-Horn obtained future volumes using a regional demand model to determine anticipated annual growth. The model includes the proposed Weddington Rd. at I-485 interchange and the Tilley Morris connection to the Waverly Shopping Center development. The traffic volume projections developed for the AM and PM peak hours at the intersections include existing counts and a linear growth to the 2045 horizon year.

Each intersection is graded A-F given its volume and seconds of delay. A-D are acceptable, according to NCDOT and F is failing with over a 50 second delay per vehicle.

Potter Road and Forest Lawn Drive  

Recommended Improvement – Signal with Turn Lanes on all approaches 

Morning Peak

East Bound

West Bound

North Bound

South Bound

2019 Existing

C

 

A

A

2045 No Build scenario

F

 

A

A

Evening Peak

    

2019 Existing

D

 

A

A

2045 No Build scenario

F

 

A

A

 Beulah Church Road and Twelve Mile Church Road  

  • Recommended Improvement – Signalize with Turn Lanes on all approaches 

Morning Peak

East Bound

West Bound

North Bound

South Bound

2019 Existing

A

A

F

 

2045 No Build scenario

A

A

F

 

Evening Peak

    

2019 Existing

A

A

C

 

2045 No Build scenario

A

A

D

 

 Antioch Church Road and Forest Lawn Drive –

  •  Recommended Improvement - Signalize (already has turn lanes) 

Morning Peak

East Bound

West Bound

North Bound

South Bound

2019 Existing

A

A

F

C

2045 No Build scenario

A

A

F

F

Evening Peak

    

2019 Existing

A

A

F

D

2045 No Build scenario

A

A

F

C

 Antioch Church Road and Beulah Church Road 

  •  Recommended Improvement – Signalize as-is (no turn lanes needed) 

Morning Peak

East Bound

West Bound

North Bound

South Bound

2019 Existing

B

D

C

B

2045 No Build scenario

C

F

F

C

Evening Peak

    

2019 Existing

A

A

A

A

2045 No Build scenario

B

B

B

B

 New Town Road and Twelve Mile Creek Road  

  • Recommended Improvement – Southbound Turn Lane Only 

Morning Peak

East Bound

West Bound

North Bound

South Bound

2019 Existing

A

A

 

D

2045 No Build scenario

A

A

 

F

Evening Peak

    

2019 Existing

A

A

 

C

2045 No Build scenario

A

A

 

F

 

Intersection Updates:

Tilley Morris and Weddington Matthews Rd - The Town Council has committed funds to this intersection which ranked the project high enough to be funded through STBG-DA funds.  NCDOT has begun the engineering work for a roundabout design and plans to start construction in the summer of 2020.  DRAFT plans can be found here

Rea Road Extension Information:

N.C. Department of Transportation is proposing to extend Rea Road 1.7 miles east from N.C. 16 (Providence Road) to N.C. 84 (Weddington Road) near Twelve Mile Creek Road in Weddington. Proposed work also involves widening 2.7 miles of existing N.C. 84 from two to four lanes from Twelve Mile Creek Road to Waxhaw-Indian Trail Road in Wesley Chapel.  Proposed work would help improve the mobility and connectivity of N.C. 84 in Union County.

The most recent maps (preliminary design and subject to change) from April 2018 can be viewed here:

See a flyover video of the new location and improvements here

Providence Road Widening Project

To reduce travel delays and improve safety, The NCDOT has proposed widening Providence Road between Rea Road and Waxhaw Parkway and constructing a raised median. The proposed design would include reduced conflict intersections, also know as superstreets, at several locations along the route that would redirect some turning movements. The project is U-5769. Here is a link to the visualization presented at the public meeting

Local Area Regional Transportation Plan (LARTP)

The LARTP is a transportation planning tool used by the Town of Weddington.  It addresses long-term transportation needs to maintain a reasonable level of service for motorists.  The final report can be found here.

 

Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) Ordinance and Process and Procedures Manual. 

In 2015 the Weddington Town Council adopted a Traffic Impact Analysis Ordinance that requires any major subdivision, or conditional rezoning, or portion thereof, which is expected to create fifty (50) or more peak hour vehicle trips or 500 or more daily vehicle trips to perform an analysis. This ensures the adequacy of service levels for local, private, and state road intersections that serve or are affected by a proposed project. The TIA Ordinance can be found online under Appendix C

The purpose of the process and procedure manual is to guide implementation of Appendix C, “Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) Ordinance”, of the Town of Weddington Zoning Ordinance. This manual contains processes, procedures, design requirements, and guidelines for the preparation of TIAs. This manual also details the interaction between Town staff, the applicant, traffic consultants, and the requirements for the certification and re-certification of qualified traffic consultants who prepare TIAs, as required, for development proposals in the Town of Weddington.