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Arequipa Drive

Arequipa Drive
This 2002 Transportation Bond Project will provide a parallel road to Independence Boulevard.

What's happened?
During the Planning Phase, three public meetings were held and with the cooperation of the Town of Matthews, City staff selected a preferred alignment for Arequipa Drive. The alignment was adopted by MUMPO (Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization) in May 2002.

What's next? The City Council-approved FY2009-2013 Capital Investment Plan includes Arequipa as an "unfunded project request." We will update this web page when funding becomes available. (last update: September 2008) 

Who to contact?
Derrell Poole, 704-353-1794.

A 2002 Transportation Bond Project

This transportation project is the last link in a road network that parallels Independence Boulevard from Margaret Wallace Road to Matthews Township Parkway (NC 51). When completed, neighborhoods and businesses will have access to each other without adding to vehicular traffic on Independence Boulevard. The project limits have been shortened from Margaret Wallace Road to the Cross Creek Apartment complex.


  • Increase connectivity between neighborhoods and businesses
  • Provide alternate route along the Independence Boulevard Corridor
  • Construct bridge across Irvins Creek
  • Accommodate possible Southeast Transit Corridor facilities
arequipa krefeld map

Cost:  To be determined
The project is on hold until funding is available for design, real estate acquisition and construction.

The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team will manage the Arequipa Drive Project through a four stage process. Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.

Project Contacts:
Derrel Poole, Engineering Project Manager, 704-353-1794
Mike Davis, Transportation Project Manager, 704-336-3938