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Information for the Mallard Creek Widening

posted Oct 30, 2012, 11:16 AM by Domain Admin   [ updated Oct 30, 2012, 11:16 AM ] is some information from a news article about the project:

The Mallard Creek Road relocation project has two parts:
1. Widen two-lane Mallard Creek Road from West W.T. Harris Boulevard to about Garrison Drive.
2. Build a new roadway from Garrison to the intersection of West Sugar Creek Road and Mineral Springs Road.

Here are details on the project.
  • The four-lane road will cost about $22.6 million, is designed for 50-mph speed and will have a median, curbs, gutters and sidewalks along both sides of the roadway. The outside lanes will be 16 feet wide to give extra room to bicycles.
  • The state classifies the new roadway as a minor arterial with controlled access. As a controlled-access facility, no driveway connections will be permitted within the controlled-access limits.
  • The new stretch of roadway will run north south from Garrison to just south of Rumple Road, where it bends to the southwest toward Graham Street.
  • The state is working with the city of Charlotte regarding the extension of City Boulevard from its current end at Neal Road to the new road’s crossing at Rumple Road. The city would build the new stretch of City Boulevard. State staff said the city hopes to time City Boulevard’s completion with the opening of the new stretch of Mallard Creek Road.
  • The new roadway will cut through a part of the Forest Pond neighborhood that the developer reserved for the future highway. The roadway may result in the loss of the neighborhood pond and playground.
  • The new roadway will cut through the Park Place at Walnut Creek Condominium community and require the removal of two buildings erected in 2007 on Park Creek Drive.
  • Sidewalks will sit back 4 feet from the roadway and will not have trees in the planting strip. This runs counter to Charlotte’s road design standards, which call for an 8-foot planting strip between road and sidewalk, planted with large-maturing shade trees to encourage walking and bicycling.
  • Several homes on Rain Creek Way will lose significant portions of their backyards, with the road right of way coming within 25 feet of one home’s rear wall.

Here is the project manager contact information for the Mallard Creek widening.  

Tony Houser,


Domain Admin,
Oct 30, 2012, 11:16 AM