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McKee/Providence Road

​McKee/Providence Road
The McKee Road/Providence Road Intersection Improvement Project will reduce congestion and better facilitate pedestrians crossing the intersection. 

What's happened? During the planning phase, the project team used the City’s Urban Street Design Guidelines (USDG), traffic analysis and citizen comments to determine the best solution for the McKee Road/Ballantyne Commons Parkway and Providence Road intersection. Three public meetings were held to discuss alternatives for improvements at the intersection.

What's next? Tree removal began in April with relocation of utilities to follow on the McKee Road/ Providence Road Intersection project. Utility relocation is necessary prior to constructing planned roadway improvements. Overhead utilities will be relocated on Ballantyne Commons Parkway at Providence Promenade Drive to McKee Road at Tilley Morris Road and Providence Road north and south of the intersection and will include setting new poles, installing new cable and fiber and removing old poles within the acquired right-of-way and easements. ​The relocation of overhead and underground utility lines can be lengthy, due to the complicated nature of the work, and must be completed by the utility companies ahead of street construction work.

Who to contact:  Leslie Bing, Project Manager 704-336-7277

A 2010 Transportation Bond Project

This project will provide bicycle and sidewalk connections and provide additional travel lanes to reduce delay and improve capacity for motorists. Design improvements at the intersection include an additional southbound left turn lane on Providence Road, addition of the eastbound turn lane on Ballantyne Commons Parkway and an eastbound through lane beginning on Ballantyne Commons Parkway ending at Tilley Morris Road.

Objectives​
  • Improve capacity and relieve congestion
  • Improve the level of service for pedestrians and bicyclist
  • Complement NCDOT’s recent widening of Providence Road south of I-485
Public involvement
​On August 12, 2014, a public meeting was held to present the recommended design. View the recommended design
Cost:  $7 million​
Please note this is the funding amount and includes all costs associated with the project such as planning and design, acquiring the right of way, utility relocation, consultant fees, construction, signalization, permits and landscaping.  Additional funding may be identified after the planning phase.

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

Project Team
Leslie Bing, Engineering Project Manager 704-336-7277
Tom Sorrentino, PE, Charlotte Department of Transportation 704-432-5728