E.S. Wagner Company, LLC. has started construction on the Monroe Connector/Bypass Project.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation is building an expressway extending nearly 20 miles from U.S. 74 near I-485 in Mecklenburg County to U.S. 74 between the towns of Wingate and Marshville in Union County.
U.S. 74 serves as an important commercial corridor for Union and Mecklenburg County residents and businesses, giving many retail, commercial and employment centers direct access to and from the route.
The Monroe Expressway will improve mobility and capacity within the project study area by providing a facility for the U.S. 74 corridor that allows for high-speed regional travel while maintaining access to properties along existing U.S. 74.
Once complete, the Monroe Expressway will be operated by the North Carolina Turnpike Authority.
The NCDOT has created an outstanding flyover animation to help understand the scope of this project. To view this animation click here.