Mint Hill

Active Projects

Below is a list of all active Town projects or other significant public projects within the Town limits that we may have information about. Large-scale and/or long-term Town projects are typically managed by the Town Engineer and inspected by Public Works staff. For questions or comments regarding any of these projects, please contact the Town Engineer, Steve Frey, PE at 704-545-9726.


January 2017: The Beaver Dam Lane culvert replacement project was completed in November 2016, right on schedule (100 days from construction start) and exactly on budget ($495,000), despite being delayed initially by an unknown utility conflict at the beginning. The new culvert is anticipated to serve the Town for many decades and will improve the environmental quality of Irvins Creek. The bottomless arch culvert allows for the natural passage of fish, insects, and wildlife along the stream where the former round pipes did not. Additionally, the new guardrails will provide a level of traffic safety that was not previously present.

Since the construction was completed in late fall, the surrounding grass areas will likely not take root to the desired level until the spring. The Town will monitor the area and ensure that grass is growing in the upcoming spring season.


 Click here to go to the proposed Athletic Park page 


The Town is actively expanding its sidewalk network based on recommendations in the 2011 Pedestrian Master Plan. The first batch of sidewalks were constructed in phases from 2013 to 2016. The next batch of sidewalks have been designed and are expected to begin construction in 2017. The next general locations for sidewalk are (in no particular order):

+  Idlewild Road from Morning Star Drive to Matthews-Mint Hill Road (NC51)
+  Matthews-Mint HIll Road (NC51) to Lebanon Road
+  Lebanon Road from Morris Park Drive to Matthews-Mint HIll Road (NC51)
+  Matthews-Mint HIll Road (NC51) from Lebanon Road to Quail Ridge Drive
+  Lawyers Road from Matthews-Mint Hill road (NC51) to the entrance of Mint Hill Festival shopping center
+  Fairview Road (NC218) from Matthews-Mint Hill Road (NC51) to Philadelphia Church Road
+  Wilson Grove Road between Kuck Road and Heathergate Lane
+  Matthews-Mint Hill Road from Brighton Park Drive to Phyliss Lane (south side of road)

UPDATE 6/6/17: The Town has bid the construction work for the 2017 Sidewalks Project and is ready to begin construction the week of June 12, 2017 (pending Board approval at the June 8 meeting).

All areas listed above will be constructed, with the exception of Wilson Grove Road and Idlewild Road. The winning bid amount was higher than the current budgeted funds for the project, so those two areas will be delayed for a later date to construct.


NCDOT projects within the Town limits are presented here for informational purposes only and are subject to change without notice on this site. NCDOT regularly coordinates with the Town, but NCDOT ultimately retains all financial and project decision-making authority for their projects.


Please contact the NCDOT Division 10 office at 704-983-4400 for more information regarding these projects.

NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) and Idlewild Road Roundabout (NCDOT Project U-5115)

The intersection of NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) and Idlewild Road will be transformed from a signalized 4-way intersection to a two-lane roundabout. This project is designed and ready to build. Utility relocation is slated to begin this winter 2016-17 and the roadwork will follow in June 2017 (in order to not conflict with school traffic). The intersection will be closed to vehicular traffic during construction for approximately 8 weeks. Detour information and exact closure dates will be posted here as soon as that information is known.

When completed, the roundabout will significantly improve traffic flow through the intersection by eliminating many points of conflict between opposing traffic directions and reducing wait times (as compared to a traffic signal red light time).

To view an illustrative diagram of how this project will look once complete, please click here.

NCDOT has prepared an informative brochure about how roundabouts work and how to navigate them as a driver. A digital version can be viewed by clicking here. Hardcopy printed versions can be obtained by visiting Mint Hill Town Hall and requesting a brochure.

UPDATE 6/7/17: NCDOT has received bids for the project and plans to begin construction in the next couple of weeks.

The intersection of Idlewild Road and NC51/Matthews-Mint HIll Road will close beginning on June 23, 2017 for approximately 8 weeks (reopen August 18, 2017).

Business access/driveways adjacent to the intersection will remain open from limited directions. Passage through the intersection will be prohibited.

Drivers must find an alternate route around the intersection using the marked detour signs or other mapping resources (i.e. Google Maps, Bing Maps, Apple Maps, etc.). Drivers should not use driveways and/or parking lots as cut-throughs or detour routes as they are private property and not public right-of-way.


Lawyers Road and Bain School Road Roundabout (NCDOT Project W-5210K)

The intersection of Bain School Road and Lawyers Road will be transformed into a multi-lane roundabout to eliminate a high-hazard intersection (as classified by NCDOT). This project is designed and ready for construction. Construction is anticipated to begin in winter 2016-17. Traffic is expected to be maintained through the construction zone, however, motorists should expect some delays (i.e. one-way traffic lane closures). The intersection of Thompson Road and Lawyers Road will experience a closure for approximately 4 weeks to re-grade the intersection. Detour information will be posted here when that information becomes available.

UPDATE 6/6/17: An exact construction date has not been relayed to the Town. The approximate start date for this project late summer 2017.

While the intersection of Bain School Road and Lawyers Road will remain open to through traffic during construction, the nearby intersection of Lawyers Road and Thompson Road will close to traffic for approximately 4 weeks to allow re-grading of the roadway. This closure will not happen during the NC51/Idlewild roundabout closure.

Lawyers Road Widening (I-485 to Bain School Road)

The development of the adjacent mall property (known as the "Bridges at Mint Hill") is leading this project to widen Lawyers Road from the intersection of Bain School Road to the I-485 overpass. The existing two-lane road will be widened to a four-lane divided highway. Traffic is expected to be maintained through this area during construction, however, motorists should anticipate delays. Construction information is not yet known. Note: this is not an NCDOT project. The developer of the adjacent property is performing this work in coordination with NCDOT.

NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) Widening (NCDOT Project U-5007)

This project is currently planned to begin planning and design in 2020, right-of-way acquisition in 2022, and construction in 2024. The project will involve widening NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) from a two-lane highway to four lanes between Idlewild Road and Lawyers Road.

UPDATE April 2017: This project is beginning the planning phase as NCDOT contracts with an engineering consultant. More details and information will be posted once they are available. For additional information, please contact the NCDOT Division 10 office at 704-983-4400.

Idlewild Road Widening (I-485 to Stevens Mill Road) (NCDOT Project U-4913)

This is a state project (NCDOT) and is tentatively scheduled to begin right-of-way acquisition in 2016 and begin construction in 2018. Please refer to the CRTPO website for more info: