Monroe Expressway Road Naming Project

Union County, Hemby Bridge, Indian Trail, Monroe, Stallings, and Unionville, are each soliciting road names for 32 new and newly-split roads created as a result of the construction of the Monroe Expressway. The Monroe Expressway will be open by the end of 2018, so the affected communities want to have the roads named and signed in advance of the opening. These roads will each be owned and maintained by the NCDOT. Union County and the affected municipalities will submit recommended names to the NCDOT for approval of these road names.

Timeline and Approval Process: The County and municipalities are holding a public input period from September 1-30, 2017, to collect proposed names. The names will then be reviewed with the NCDOT, as well as emergency management and addressing departments from the county and municipalities, to ensure they are eligible for use. The county and municipalities will then review these names with their transportation committees or other relevant committees or boards before taking to their governing boards, anticipated in December. The County and municipalities will advertise and hold public hearings at their respective governing board meetings before approving resolutions for any proposed names. These resolutions will be sent to the NCDOT for processing and ultimate approval by the Board of Transportation, which will occur in the spring of 2018. Once that occurs the Union County sign shop will manufacture and install signs on the affected roads.

Please contact your local government representative with any questions or to submit naming suggestions.

Indian Trail

Name: Rox Burhans, Planning Director

Phone: (704) 821-5401


Address: PO Box 2430, Indian Trail, NC 28079

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who will notify the post office my address changed?
A: The NCDOT will send updated addressing information to the post office once the names have been approved.

Q: Will I have to pay to change my driver’s license or ID card?
A: The DMV does not offer a waiver for residents in this situation. You will have to pay the normal fee to change your ID, although you can change the mailing address for your license at no charge.

Q: Who will notify UPS, FedEx and other delivery services?
A: Delivery services purchase the address database from the Postal System, so they will receive updated addresses.

Q: Where existing roads have been split, how did one side of the road get selected to change names?
A: The decision was made based on minimizing the number of affected addresses, as well as number of roads that connect to the road.

Q: How can I view the list of roads being named or renamed?
A: Please go to to view the slideshow of project maps.

Public Meetings

September 13 from 1-3 PM at the Union County Agriculture Center Classroom, 3230 Presson Road, Monroe, NC 28112

September 13 from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Monroe Armory, 500 S. Johnson Street, Monroe, NC 28112

September 14 from 6-8 PM at the Bonterra Neighborhood Clubhouse, 2401 Bonterra Blvd, Indian Trail, NC 28079

Suggest a Road Name

Fill out this form and submit it to the information above to suggest a road name.

SR 3 and Oscar Robinson Road
SR 5 and Poplin Road
Y 203 and Poplin Road