City of Statesville Seeks Public Input on the I-77 / Jane Sowers Road Interchange Feasibility Study
February 27, 2023
Statesville, North Carolina - The City of Statesville is conducting a feasibility study to review alternatives for potentially constructing a new interchange at I-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 North Carolina 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.
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 [email protected].
Public Meeting: The City of Statesville is hosting an open house public meeting on Tuesday March 14, 2023. The meeting will be held at Fairview Baptist Church, 349 Turnersburg Hwy, Statesville, NC 28625, with times available for the public to drop-in from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Members of the public will be able to view study materials and ask the study team questions.
Study Website: www.statesvillenc.net/I77JaneSowers
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, 2023. A paper survey will also be available for participants without access to a mobile phone or computer.
Accommodations: 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 [email protected] no later than 48 hours before the event.
Aquellas personas que hablan español y no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando a la ciudad de Statesville al (704) 761-2381. Persons who speak Spanish and do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling The City of Statesville at (704) 761-2381.
About the City of Statesville:
The City of Statesville is truly a diverse community that welcomes new people, new voices and ideas, new industry, and business. We have already made significant investments in our downtown amenities, our business sector, our schools, our infrastructure, and more is on the horizon. We are creating a dynamic future for ourselves as we build on our successful history and the positive energy we experience today, all the while incorporating the values and quality of life that we cherish. To learn more visit www.statesvillenc.net.