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City of Statesville Seeks Public Input for I-77 / Jane Sowers Road Interchange Feasibility Study

From Iredell Free News

The City of Statesville is conducting a feasibility study to review options for potentially constructing a new interchange at Interstate 77 and Jane Sowers Road.

The City of Statesville and Iredell County have experienced an increase in development activity on land in the vicinity of I-77 and Jane Sowers Road. To better accommodate the anticipated traffic generated by this growth and to relieve traffic pressure on other roadways, the City of Statesville is working with the N.C. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization, and Iredell County to study the feasibility of constructing a new interchange on I-77 at Jane Sowers Road. This feasibility study also assesses needed improvements to both I-77 and Jane Sowers Road to accommodate a new interchange.

Determining the feasibility of an interchange is the first step in a long process that likely will not see construction for some time, but it is necessary to start the process of attaining project funding. The study team is asking for public input. The City of Statesville will host an open house public meeting to discuss study purpose and need, present findings, seek input on alternative options, and answer questions. There will also be a survey available where the public can provide their input.

Public Meeting
The City of Statesville is hosting an open house public meeting on Tuesday March 14. The meeting will be held at Fairview Baptist Church, 349 Turnersburg Highway in Statesville with public drop-ins from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the public will be able to view study materials and ask the study team questions.

Study Website

Study Survey
In addition to the public meeting, a survey will be used to gather input from the public. The survey will be available on the study website from February 15 to March 28. A paper survey will also be available for participants without access to a mobile phone or computer.

Persons who require Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) assistance to attend the meeting, review website materials, or take the online survey should call or email The City of Statesville at (704) 761-2381 or no later than 48 hours before the event.

Learn More
Additional information about the study and information on the public meeting can be found on the study website. If you have additional questions, contact Steve Bridges in the engineering department at (704) 761-2381, or email