The objective of the study is to develop a multimodal (cars, transit, pedestrians, cyclists) transportation plan that is complementary to the existing and future surrounding land uses while being practical and suitable for implementation by the Town. The plan will integrate existing and projected land use patterns with strategic transportation needs and improvements along Wesley Chapel (Stouts) Road to account for future growth and managing access and volumes. The plan will represent an overall vision for mobility and development along the corridor and will include implementation strategies and performance criteria that support the Town’s and community’s vision as well as the 2014 Town of Indian Trail Comprehensive Plan.
The Town has received a grant from the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) that will pay for 80 percent, or $88,000, of the study. The Town is responsible for the remaining 20 percent.
Two public engagement meetings and two stakeholder advisory group meetings were held to gain public input on the study, with residents and others providing feedback on issues ranging from walkability to turning lanes and lighting along the corridor. Once the study is complete, the recommended corridor improvements may be considered for funding. The project is being discussed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation and CRTPO for ranking against other regional projects, which could accelerate the allocation of funds toward the project. There is no current timetable for when a project would begin.
Questions can be directed to Indian Trail Engineering Project Manager Todd Huntsinger at email@example.com or by mail at Town of Indian Trail, P.O. Box 2430, Indian Trail, NC 28079.