Mint Hill

NCDOT Projects

These are known NCDOT projects within, near, or otherwise affecting Mint Hill.
This list may not be comprehensive, nor include the most recent information.
Details will be updated as the Town receives new info from NCDOT.

Unless otherwise noted, these projects are 100% funded, planned, designed,
and constructed by NCDOT, not the Town of Mint Hill.


For questions or comments about these projects,
please contact the NCDOT Division 10 office at 704-983-4400.

Bain School Road and Lawyers Road Roundabout

NCDOT Project W-5210K
Project Summary

This project will reconfigure the existing oblique intersection of Bain School Road and Lawyers Road into a roundabout. The purpose of the project is to mitigate the high hazard of vehicle wrecks at the intersection. The nearby intersection of Thompson Road and Lawyers Road will not be included in the roundabout, but the project will do some work to this area for grading purposes.

The reconfiguration into a roundabout will occur in two phases:

The first phase will be the conversion of the existing intersection into a roundabout with the same directions of travel and road alignments.

The second phase will add an additional direction of travel to the adjacent property slated for future development (the site formerly known as the "mall site") and a bypass lane for vehicles traveling toward I-485 on Lawyers Road.

Latest News and Updates


This project began construction in June 2018.  Due to several delays, NCDOT advises that the anticipated completion is sometime in the spring of 2019.  Traffic will remain open through the work zone with the use of lane closures and flaggers for the majority of the project (i.e. it will not close completely to traffic).  Limited closures are scheduled to occur during the construction. Sign boards will be in place to notify drivers of the exact dates.


NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) and Idlewild Roundabout

NCDOT Project U-5115
Project Summary

This project was completed in August 2017 and included the reconfiguration of the existing four-way signal controlled intersection to a roundabout.  The purpose of the project was to alleviate congestion caused by the traffic signal, and to accommodate the eventual widening of NC51 to four lanes.

Latest News and Update

The Town is working with Duke Energy to have this intersection illuminated with street lighting. The lighting project is managed by Duke Energy who reports that the work is in permitting with NCDOT. Staff is working with Duke Energy to have the lights installed as soon as possible to help drivers navigate the roundabout at night.

The Town of Mint Hill is partnering with the Town of Matthews to construct an entrance sign inside of the roundabout for both towns. The sign will welcome drivers to both Mint Hill and Matthews (depending on direction of travel on NC51) with a small wall structure that is decorated with lettering, landscaping, and lighting. The project is currently in the design phase. A construction schedule is not yet available.

This sign is a joint project between the Towns of Mint Hill and Matthews. For information about the street lighting or entrance sign, please contact Steve Frey, PE at 704-545-9726.


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

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. 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.

Latest News and Updates

This project is not anticipated to begin construction until there is movement with the adjacent development site (the "mall" property). Neither the Town nor NCDOT has any other news regarding the development or this roadway project.


NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) Widening

NCDOT Project U-5007
Project Summary

This is a State Transportation Improvement Project (STIP) which will widen NC51 (Matthews-Mint Hill Road) from two lanes to four lanes.  It will include adding a median down the center of the road (with cut-throughs at intersections and other key locations) and potential mulit0use path along the southern side of the road.

The extent of the project will be from the intersection of NC51 and Lawyers Road southward to the intersection of NC51 and Matthews Township Parkway.  The previously constructed roundabout at Idlewild Road and NC51 was designed and built to accommodate the widening of NC51.

Latest News and Updates

NCDOT's consultant engineer firm, KCI, has begun preliminary planning work for this project.  Surveying is anticipated to take place throughout 2018, followed by final planning and preliminary design.

Right-of-way acquisition is scheduled for 2021 through 2022, and construction is anticipated to begin in 2023.

The project is 100% funded, designed, and managed by NCDOT.  However, staff from the Town of Mint Hill and the Town of Matthews are working closely with NCDOT to ensure our Towns' interests are addressed in this critical project.

NCDOT will hold public meetings for this project in the future.  When those meetings are scheduled, the information will be posted here.


Idlewild Road Widening (I-485 to Stevens Mills Road)

NCDOT Project U-4913
Project Summary

This project will widen Idlewild Road from Stallings Road, across I-485, to Stevens Mill Road. The current proposed plan from NCDOT is to install a roundabout at the intersection of Stallings Road and Idlewild Road, convert the I-485 interchange to a diverging diamond interchange, and constructing a "superstreet" along Idlewild road from 485 to Stevens Mill Road.

Latest News and Updates

This project is in the preliminary planning phase as of the summer of 2018. NCDOT's current schedule anticipates planning and design lasting through 2019, right-of-way acquisition in 2020, and construction beginning 2022. The Towns of Mint Hill, Matthews, and Stallings are working with NCDOT staff to ensure the interests of all towns are cared for in the planning and design process.