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Rea Road

​​Rea Road
This transportation bond project improves traffic congestion, safety and vertical alignment of Rea Road.

What's happened? Construction and landscaping have been complete and are currently in the one-year warranty phase.

What's next? The City will maintain the planted median and street trees within the right-of-way. City ordinance requires property owners adjacent to street right-of-way mow the planting strips up to the back of the curb.

All trees planted outside the right-of-way will be under warranty until March 2017, after which they are the responsibility of the property owners and are considered private trees.

Learn more about City ordinance, mowing overgrown vegetation on private property or in the right-of-way here

Who to contact? Imad Fakhreddin, 704-336-7926.

A 2008 Transportation Bond Project

This transportation project includes two travel lanes divided by a planted median with left turn lanes, bicycle lanes, curb and gutter and sidewalk on both sides of the road. This project also includes a right turn lane at Highway 51 (Pineville-Matthews Road). The Rea Road project improves the vertical alignment of the road eliminating sight distance problems when turning in and out of the subdivisions. 


  • Ease traffic congestion
  • Eliminate sight distance problems
  • Provide safe, aesthetically pleasing pedestrian and bike routes throughout the project area
  • Provide landscaping in designated areas along the project
Cost:  $20 million
The Engineering & Property Management (E&PM) project team will manage the Rea Road Project through a four stage process. Click here to learn how City projects are selected, designed and built.


Planning & Design Phase 
The project team of city staff and engineering professionals at the Michael Baker Corporation (formerly LPA Group) conducted the first public meeting in 2003. They identified issues of concern to citizens and neighborhoods along the Rea Road corridor. Click here to view all citizen issues.    

During the Planning Phase, the project team worked on the following:
  • Developed roadway typical sections in accordance with the City's Urban Street Guidelines; 
  • Compiled a base map of existing conditions; 
  • Completed Hydrological study for Rea Branch and its tributary; 
  • Completed subsurface field data collection near Rea Branch and Carmel Estates Drive; 
  • Completed preliminary vertical alignment study for Rea Road baseline; 
  • Completed Traffic Analysis; and 
  • Conducted "open house" public meetings and workshops to educate citizens and gain input on the project.  
The project team compiled information regarding accident data on two and four lane roads similar to traffic experienced on Rea Road. They have also reviewed experiences with Carmel Road before and after its widening work in 1997. Click here to view this information.

Public Involvement:
  A citizen workshop was held on January 21, 2004. Citizens provided input on a variety of issues relating to the project.  The top three issues are discussed in the March newsletter. Click here to view all citizen issues.  A public meeting was held on June 23, 2005. The project team presented its recommended design and received positive public feedback.  

An "open house" style public meeting was held on February 26. 2009. The design plans were shared with citizens.  Click on the four links below to view the plans - in four sections.

To better understand the improvements that will take place on Rea Road, click on the links below to view "typical" road sections:

Typical Two Lane Median Divided Roadway Section
Typical Roadway Section

Project Contacts:
Imad Fakhreddin, P.E., Engineering Senior Project Manager, 704-336-7926
Felix Obregon, P.E., CDOT Senior Project Manager, 704-432-5729