Northern Mecklenburg County and southern Iredell County has limited north-south roadways to accommodate increased growth and related traffic. In 2010, the Urban Land Institute completed a study that identified the need for north-south connectivity and recommended a new facility which was titled the North-South Parkway.
This title implied the idea that the “North South Parkway” would stretch from Mooresville to Charlotte. Analysis and public engagement confirms existing development and environmental impediments restrict such a facility in the area. There is not one “parkway” that can complement NC 115 but rather a series of connections using existing and proposed thoroughfares that attempt to satisfy the North-South transportation demand for the local jurisdictions in the sub-area. Preliminary ideas have been developed and your input is critical for developing final recommendations to present to local communities for final approval.